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Billy Bishop Goes to War won the Los Angeles Drama Critics' Award in 1981, the Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award in 1982 and the Governor General's Award for English Drama in 1982. It is the most performed play in Canadian theatre.
Jimmy Walters is Artistic Director of Proud Haddock.
He returns to Jermyn Street Theatre following The Dog Beneath The Skin.
Other productions include Mrs Orwell (Southwark Playhouse) and The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus (Finborough Theatre).
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.
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Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 7‑30pm
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Author: John Gray with Eric Peterson
Director: Jimmy Walters
Designer: Daisy Blower
Lighting: Simon Gethin Thomas
Sound: Dinah Mullen
Production: Jermyn Street Theatre