Billy Bishop On Demand
If you missed Drayton Entertainment’s excellent production of Billy Bishop Goes to War earlier this year, you’ve been granted a second chance.
In honour of Remembrance Day, November 11th, Drayton is presenting “Billy Bishop On Demand” for a limited time, from November 7 to 11. And at a bargain price, too, just $11.11 (CAD) with no HST added. This is a filmed performance of the show at the intimate St Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre.
For my American friends that $11.11 price tag makes it a super bargain, and a good chance to fill in a gap in your pitiful knowledge of Canadian history.
From my review: “Billy Bishop Goes To War, at Drayton Entertainment’s St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre, tells the stirring story of William Avery “Billy” Bishop, a Canadian World War One air ace and hero. Most of my fellow Americans have probably never heard of him — unless they’ve flown into the Toronto airport named after him. In Canada he’s a big deal. And no wonder. With 72 kills he was the preeminent Allied airman of the war, winning the Victoria Cross, the highest honor the Brits can dole out, along with a slew of lesser citations. Then again, the story of his life is kinda irresistible.”
To make this deal even more irresistible, all ticket revenue will be donated to The War Amps Child Amputee Program.
For more information and to buy a streaming pass that will allow you to summon up Billy Bishop during that five day window, visit the Drayton website.