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Billy Bishop Goes to War
October 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Presented by the Hudson Village Theatre from
October 23rd to November 3rd, 2019
GOVERNOR GENERAL’S AWARD FOR ENGLISH DRAMA
Written by John Gray and Eric Peterson
Directed by Dean Patrick Fleming
Billy Bishop Goes To War premiered at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre in Vancouver in 1978. The original production toured across Canada, and also was staged in Washington, both on Broadway and off-Broadway in New York City, at the Edinburgh Festival, in Los Angeles and at the Comedy Theatre in London making it one of the most widely produced plays in Canadian theatre.
The two-man musical play dramatizes the life of Canadian World War I fighter pilot Billy Bishop through song and story.
“Billy Bishop Goes to War is a delightful–and cunningly wrought–work of art.” – New Yorker
“Billy Bishop is a high-flying ace of a show, capturing the humour, the hellfire and the daring-do of an extraordinary career … The score is filled with vintage replicas of the kind of songs that sent men rushing in–and out–of battle.” – New York Times
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