1917: The Halifax Explosion

Production photos by Jm Smagata



Haligonians dancing on the eve of disaster in Theatre Erindale’s 1917: The Halifax Explosion (L to R: Owen Fawcett, Alyssandria Messina, Jonathan Walls, Carolyn Nettleton, Paul Falkowski, Tavia Pereira, Josh Wiles)

A political rally on the eve of disaster in Theatre Erindale’s 1917: The Halifax Explosion  (Elizabeth Stuart-Morris, Josh Wiles and company)

Men lunching on the wharf  react to the ship collision in Theatre Erindale’s 1917: The Halifax Explosion (L to R: Ben Hayward, Jonathan Walls, Michael Esposito II, Fraser Woodside)



A wife receives a fateful telegram on the eve of disaster in Theatre Erindale’s 1917: The Halifax Explosion (L to R: Hannah Jack, Ali Richardson, Paul Falkowski)


Commander Wyatt (Ben Hayward) warns of harbour overcrowding on the eve of disaster in Theatre Erindale’s 1917: The Halifax Explosion.

Captain and pilot of the Imo see another ship coming through the fog in Theatre Erindale’s 1917: The Halifax Explosion (L to R: Marcus Haccius, Josh Wiles)

Captain and pilot of the munitions ship Montblanc realize they’re about to be struck by the Imo in Theatre Erindale’s 1917: The Halifax Explosion (L to R: Andrew Di Rosa, Owen Fawcett)

Moments before disaster, citizens are drawn to the sight of the burning Montblanc in Theatre Erindale’s 1917: The Halifax Explosion (Foreground: Ben Hayward, Cassondra Padfield)

The hospital struggles with triage in Theatre Erindale’s 1917: The Halifax Explosion (L to R: Michael Esposito II, Cassondra Padfield, Meghan Janssen, Zenia Czobit, Karyn Mcgibbon)