Sink or Swim by Beverley Elliott at The Dream Cafe
Sink or Swim
Wednesday October 11th
One Woman Comedy Show!
“If you want to be charmed out of your pants by a total pro, see this show.” – Jerry Wasserman, Inside Vancouver
Beverley Elliott grew up watching ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ and dreaming of being on TV. Born in the booming metropolis of Listowel, Ontario, famous for its Campbell’s Soup factory, Beverley shocked her parents in her 20s by giving up a glamorous secretarial career to become a singer and actor.
Her path to fame and fortune began with a number of exciting opportunities, including a stint at the Pacific National Exhibition in a theatre sports show called ‘The Stock Report.’ dressed as a chicken.
Sink or Swim, is an evening of songs and stories from a singular talent. In Sink or Swim, Beverley vividly reveals all the fears and foibles of five-year-old ‘Smelly Elliott’.
“It’s Little House on the Prairie meets Lord of the Flies,” says Elliott, as she trades the safety of the family farm for the thugs of a one-room school. In this poignant, playful, and achingly relatable play Elliott navigates the uncharted waters, big adventures, betrayals and epiphanies that shape us all into the adults we become. It answers life’s big questions like “Why did I eat the fish food?”.
Renowned musician Bill Costin returns to accompany Beverley on piano. Together, they have penned two of the production’s five original songs, “Green Grass” and “Busy”. In the hands of these performers, Sink or Swim promises to be an evening of hilarious and heartbreaking storytelling.
“Beverley Elliott is magnetic. It’s hard not to feel disappointed every time she walks off the stage.”- Erika Thorkelson, Vancouver Sun
“… an amazingly generous performer. Icing on this cake is her gorgeous voice.”- Jo Ledingham, Vancouver Courier