Gale Force Theatre presents Crypthand

Fri, Sep 23, 2022 at 7:30pm

Part costume drama, part queer love story, part tragicomedy: 'Crypthand' is inspired by the 19th century coded diaries of Anne Lister. Written by Lily Falk and directed by Laura Vingoe-Cram, this award winning script follows two young girls at boarding school, one raised in south India, the other in England who find freedom and belonging with each other while the wider world closes in. Three actors take on this vibrant and dense universe playing schoolgirls, religious sisters, characters from Greek mythology, and town councillors. The play is underscored with string arrangements by GaRRy Williams and performed by Alexa Kirste. 

Recommended for ages 13+ | 90 minutes | Masks will be required (and available at the performances)

All tickets are general admission.

Accessibility notes:

We will be offering some performances with live audio description. If you're coming, or thinking of coming to the show and would like to discuss your accessibility needs, please email

In the Bus Stop Theatre, all public spaces in the theatre are wheelchair accessible with automatic power doors.  The floors are level throughout the public spaces and backstage area in the theatre. There is a ramp inside the front door.

In the lobby we have 3 all gender washrooms, one of which is accessible. 

Our bar has a split countertop with a high and low area. Patrons can order at whichever level feels more accessible to them.

The front row of our audience seating is completely removable for wheelchair access.


Content Notice: Homophobia, racism, coarse language, moments of sexuality. 

Thank you to the Canada Council for the Arts and Arts Nova Scotia for their support. 

Bus Stop Theatre

2203 Gottingen St.
Halifax, NS B3K 3B5