Main Stage

Billy Bishop Goes to War

Written and composed by John Gray in collaboration with Eric Peterson
Directed by Max Reimer

Oct 10, 2012 – Oct 28, 2012
Act 1: 1 hour, Act 2: 54 minutes, plus one 15 minute intermission

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 
   
Max Reimer Director
Scott Penner Set Designer
Emma Williams Costume Designer
Robert Thomson Lighting Designer
Dianne Woodrow Stage Manager
Monika Dembowy Apprentice Stage Manager

 

 

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