About the Show/Event
Information for Billy Bishop Goes to War at Jermyn Street Theatre, Inner London (Musical). Canada 1914. Billy Bishop signs up to fight in Europe and is soon in a military training camp. But one day, he spots a single-seater plane circling overhead. Overcoming intense prejudice and astonishing danger, Billy becomes the most successful fighter pilot of his generation. This play with songs explores the complexities of heroism, the cost of war, and Britain's colonial past. Billy Bishop goes to War is a true story. A deceptively simple and totally gripping theatrical experience.
Approximate runtime 135minutes (including any interval).
Performers Charles Aitken (Billy Bishop), Oliver Beamish (Older Billy Bishop).
Author Eric Peterson. Author John Gray. Presented by Jermyn Street Theatre. Director Jimmy Walters. Design Daisy Blower. Lighting Simon Gethin Thomas. Sound Dinah Mullen. Musical Director Adam Gerber.