October 22, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
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Letters from the Great War

Rebroadcast: A commemoration of the First World War

Music Singer/Songwriter Roots music Folk Theatre
  • NAC Popular Music and Variety
  • Arts Alive

  Nov 10 - 11, 2021   1 hour with no intermission.

This is a rebroadcast of the performance from November 11, 2020. It will be available to watch on-demand for 24 hours. Auto-generated closed captions are provided.

Over a hundred years ago, the ‘war to end all wars’ came to an end. You’re invited to a moving musical and epistolary commemoration of the first World War. This will feature contemporary and historical songs led by Harrow Fair with very special guests from the Canadian musical and theatrical spheres who will bring to life the voices from the past.

Conceived, Written and Directed by Miranda Mulholland 
Sound Direction by Andrew Penner
Dramaturgy by Vikki VanSickle
Title Design by Laura Warren

Letters from the Great War was originally developed and presented by Soulpepper Theatre Company, 2018

Harrow Fair is a veritable Canadian powerhouse of hoof-thumping, soul-wrenching, transcendent Americana. The band is the merging talents of two acclaimed artists, Andrew Penner and Miranda Mulholland, who have created a bold new sound combining searing vocals, heavy kick drum, rootsy guitar and scorching fiddle.

Call for Submissions: Dear Canada - Letters from WWII

We invite Canadians to submit letters from family members, friends, and community history for inclusion in our artistic commemoration as well as for display on our online portal. We are also interested in highlighting voices that haven't had previous publication and to shine a light on all Canadians communities who played their part in WWII including women and BIPOC and in both official languages. From these letters we will create a filmed theatre and radio piece in the style of a 1930s radio play with readings and music featuring Canadian actors and musicians to be broadcast on Remembrance Day in the future. 

You can submit photos, transcripts or pdfs to DearCanadaLettersFromWW2@gmail.com 


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