Image courtesy Southwark Playhouse
ActDrop reviewed this show during its run at Jermyn Strret Theatre - read the full review here.
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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London SE1 6BD
Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 8‑00pm
Tuesday ‑ 8‑00pm
Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm
Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm
Friday ‑ 8‑00pm
Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm
Tuesday - 3-30pm
Saturday - 3-30pm
Billy Bishop - Charles Aitken
Older Billy Bishop - Oliver Beamish
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