Billy Bishop Goes to War
Written and composed by John Gray in collaboration with Eric Peterson
Directed by Max Reimer
Liar, cheat, hero.
By his own admission, William Avery Bishop was the Royal Military College's “worst student ever.” But before he can be expelled, he enlists for service in the First World War. Before Billy Bishop's wartime days are over, this colourful young scrapper from Owen Sound, Ontario, will become a hero and a lightning rod of new confidence for a young Canada.
Since its first staging in 1978, Billy Bishop Goes to War has become one of the most popular and oft-produced theatrical works in Canada's history. Anchored by its haunted hero and his clear-eyed memories of war's tragedies and black comedies, this award-winning musical epic is given extra resonance by songs that are sometimes raucous, sometimes mournful, but always steeped in the realities of wartime. Experience Billy Bishop and connect body and soul with a formative part of Canada's history.
|Jacob James||Billy Bishop|
|Zachary Flis||Piano Player|
|Scott Penner||Set Designer|
|Emma Williams||Costume Designer|
|Robert Thomson||Lighting Designer|
|Dianne Woodrow||Stage Manager|
|Monika Dembowy||Apprentice Stage Manager|