Now playing at Gateway Theatre in Richmond, Sink or Swim is Beverley Elliott’s latest autobiographical one-woman show. Following on last year’s …didn’t see that coming, the singer/actor/writer is back with more stories from her youth.
In Sink or Swim, Ms Elliott takes us back to rural Ontario and her childhood years. With the help of musical director/pianist Bill Costin, the actress paints the picture of her 5-6 year old world with such vivid detail that any of us who grew up in small town Canada recovered memories of our early school days too. Songs and music helps set the mood and provide the transitions between stories, from selling the family farm, to the first day of school, to summer trips to the lake. All the tales come with equal doses of wit, charm and emotions, as bonds of family and friends shine throughout Sink or Swim.
Beverley Elliott’s multifaceted talent brings so much to the stage. The writer, creates engaging, fun, but believable stories to tell. The actress, brilliantly makes herself ageless and any age, whether the spirited, elderly Granny on Once Upon A Time, a teenager in …didn’t see that coming, or the 5 year old Bev in Sink or Swim. The singer, brings a range of emotions to the songs throughout her shows, from lively, pop tunes to touching ballads or big, Broadway style numbers.
Beverley Elliott’s Sink or Swim runs until November 25, 2017 in Studio B at Gateway Theatre, for tickets and information visit gatewaytheatre.com