Billy Bishop Goes to War


Billy Bishop, a failing Canadian military college student, overcomes intense prejudice and astonishing danger to receive his wings to become the most successful fighter pilot of his generation.
Billy Bishop Goes to War at Southwark Playhouse

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Overview


Genre: Play with music
Venue: Southwark Playhouse
Starts: Wednesday 13 March 2019
Closes: Saturday 6 April 2019
Running time:2 hrs 10 mins (inc interval)
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


ActDrop reviewed this show during its run at Jermyn Strret Theatre - read the full review here.

Synopsis


Based on the true story, and brought to life with musical numbers, this production of Billy Bishop Goes to War transfers to Southwark Playhouse from 13 March after a critically acclaimed run at the Jermyn Street Theatre.


Billy Bishop, a failing Canadian military college student, overcomes intense prejudice and astonishing danger to receive his wings to become the most successful fighter pilot of his generation.


This compelling and darkly comic drama interrogates the nature of heroism and its cost while shining a light on the often-neglected complexities of Britain's colonial past.


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Theatre


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77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD

Box office tel: 020 7407 0234

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 13 March 2019

Press night:Friday 15 March 2019

Closes:Saturday 6 April 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 8‑00pm

Tuesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm

Friday ‑ 8‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:

Tuesday - 3-30pm

Saturday - 3-30pm


Intervals:1

Tickets


Previews:
£14

Standard:
£22

Concessions:
£18

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Cast


Billy Bishop - Charles Aitken

Older Billy Bishop - Oliver Beamish


Creatives


Author: John MacLachlan Gray in collaboration with Eric Peterson
Composer: John Gray, in collaboration with Eric Peterson
Director: Jimmy Walters
Designer: Daisy Blower
Musical direction: Adam Gerber
Lighting: Armin Friess
Sound: Dinah Mullen
Production: Proud Haddock in association with Arsalan Sattari Productions

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