Billy Bishop Goes to War

Billy Bishop Goes to War 

Billy Bishop Goes to War
  • Release date: October 2011
  • Genre: Musical, Performing Arts
  • Cast: Eric Peterson, John Gray
  • Director: Barbara Willis Sweete
  • Writers: John Gray, Eric Peterson
  • Producers: Sandra Cunningham, Brad Fox
  • Production Company: Strada Films
  • Country: Canada
  • Run Time: Approx. 86 min
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BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR is a feature film inspired by the life of the legendary WWI flying ace from Owen Sound. Canadian acting legend Eric Peterson and award-winning writer/composer John Gray reprise their iconic two-man stage play that has captivated audiences for over three decades.

Nearing the end of his life, an aged Bishop (Peterson) recounts the triumphs and horrors of World War One, “the war to end all wars”. Through raucous stories, haunting memories, and vibrant song, Bishop traces his journey from Royal Military College troublemaker to the top flying ace of the British Empire.

A story of the human cost of war on a scale the world had never seen before, this is an intimate and powerful portrait of a man who continues to capture the imagination.