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Billy Bishop Goes to War (Susan Elkin reviews)

Billy Bishop Goes to War continues at the Jermyn Street Theatre, London until 24 November 2018.

Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩

It’s a pleasure to see two actors working together as sensitively as Oliver Beamish, who also plays piano, and Charles Aitken.

Between them they tell a graphic, poignant, horrifying, wryly funny story of a young Canadian who comes to Britain to “fight the Hun” in 1914, eventually becoming a Royal Flying Corps pilot with the highest ever “score” for shooting down enemy planes and therefore a celebrity …

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Susan Elkin Susan Elkin is an education journalist, author and former secondary teacher of English. She was Education and Training Editor at The Stage from 2005 - 2016
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