Billy Bishop Goes to War

November 11, 2023 @ 7:00 pm
Midland Cultural Centre - Rotary Hall
333 King St. Midland
ON L4R 3M7


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Billy Bishop Goes to War, the award-winning Canadian musical that brings audiences leaping to their feet

Billy Bishop Goes to War, the award-winning Canadian musical that brought audiences leaping to their feet will be playing at the Midland Cultural Centre on Saturday, November 11, 2023!

This beloved show, and winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama, pays tribute to Canada’s iconic WW1 hero and flying ace, Billy Bishop. The two-man musical features actor Matt Evans portraying the legendary Bishop, as well as an astonishing 15 other characters. Matt has appeared recently in CBC’s Murdock Mysteries and will be appearing in the new TV Series Fellow Travellers. He has also appeared in Canadian feature films including Beowulf & Grendel, Black Swan, Things To, and The Birdmen.

Musician Michael Mulrooney co-pilots Billy Bishop Goes to War with Evans, using the on-stage piano to score and punctuate battle scenes, taking us from bar rooms to ball rooms, capturing both humour and heartstrings with skillful musicianship. Mulrooney is a sought-after music director, conductor, pianist and arranger, having worked on the Canadian theatrical productions of The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, Ragtime, and Showboat. Michael has taught at York University and is currently a professor at the prestigious Sheridan College Musical Theatre Program.

Diana Bishop, grand-daughter of Billy Bishop, and former producer for CBC, CTV, NBC and Global Television said of this production  Matt is my favourite Billy Bishop ever. He is a tour de force as my grandfather ”