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St. Jacobs: Drayton Entertainment streams “Billy Bishop Goes to War” in November to raise funds for War Amps

Friday, October 21, 2022

Just in time for Remembrance Day, a filmed performance of the 2022 Drayton Entertainment production of Billy Bishop Goes to War is available to stream at home for a limited time only!

If you missed seeing it in the spring at the St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre, or simply wish to enjoy it again, we captured a performance for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

In honour of Remembrance Day, a streaming pass is only $11.11 (no service fee or HST will be added) and all ticket revenue will be donated to The War Amps Child Amputee Program.

Support a great cause AND enjoy the very first filmed version of a Drayton Entertainment theatre production!

Available to watch from: November 7 until November 11, 2022

You will receive a unique password-protected link on the morning of November 7 and can watch the performance anytime during the week from 10 a.m. on November 7 until 11:59 p.m. on November 11.

The cost of war, the complexities of Britain’s colonial past, and the true story of a soldier’s survival.

Underachiever extraordinaire William Avery Bishop is the Royal Military College's worst student ever. But before he can be expelled, he enlists for service in the miserable trenches of the First World War. One day, the brash recruit spots a single-seater plane circling overhead, igniting his passion for flight. Defying intense prejudice and astonishing danger, he rises through the Royal Canadian Air Force ranks and transforms from a rebellious young man into the most successful fighter pilot of his generation.

This powerful and gripping theatre experience about one of Canada’s most irreverent heroes has been captured for you to enjoy at home. You won't want to miss it!

Billy Bishop Goes to War

The High-Flying Canadian Classic

Written and Composed by John MacLachlan Gray

In Collaboration with Eric Peterson

Directed by Max Reimer

Music Direction by Jim Hodginskson

Jacob James … Billy Bishop

Jim Hodgkinson … The Piano Player

Stream the filmed performance from November 7 to 11

On Demand


Tickets for Billy Bishop Goes to War are sold by household so gather your troops and enjoy this memorable performance.

Tickets are $11.11. As this event is a fundraiser, HST is not applicable and we are waiving any service fees.

For tickets visit

Photo: Jacob James as Billy Bishop. © 2022 Drayton Entertainment.