Billy Bishop Goes to War

Eric Petersen succeeds brilliantly in bringing to life the heroic WW1 pilot. Now the age Bishop was when he died, Petersen and John Gray have had to make a number of changes. Insted of playing the young hero, he plays the older hero thinking back. Wearing pyjamas and a bathrobe throughout is very effective.

One front row spectator committed the cardinal sin, and did not turn off his cell phone. The look he got from Petersen when it ran was truly chilling. If looks could kill…


About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to Billy Bishop Goes to War

  1. Keith says:

    I liked it the first time we saw it and I liked it this time too. I am glad they updated the presentation to accommodate the actors' ages. It always seems such a Canadian show that the program stat of it being the most performed play in the US during one four year period just floors me.Oh, we gave it a standing ovation, so one to add to the list.

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