High Performance Rodeo and Theatre Calgary present

Billy Bishop Goes to War

Soulpepper Theatre Company

“Somehow, it didn’t seem like war at all.”

After flunking out of college, Billy Bishop was headed nowhere fast – until a drunken conversation led him down a path to the Royal Flying Corps and the treacherous skies of World War One.

The tale of Canada’s top flying ace comes to life on the stage in Billy Bishop Goes to War. Masterfully portrayed by Canadian theatre legend Eric Peterson (fresh from his role on Corner Gas), Bishop’s charming and chilling transformation from shirker to soldier is underscored by the virtuoso piano skills of John Gray.

Gray and Peterson’s timeless story is considered a masterpiece of Canadian theatre. Now, more than thirty years after its creation, the original pair take flight again in this acclaimed Soulpepper production.





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What they're saying:

"Thirty years on, Billy Bishop still soars."
- The Globe and Mail

"One of the great works in the Canadian Theatre canon."
- Toronto Star