HappyGoodThings Productions is thrilled to present a second 2017 run of Beverley Elliott’s poignant, playful and achingly relatable production of Sink or Swim at Gateway Theatre in Richmond from Thursday, November 16th – Saturday, November 25th. Voted 2016’s Pick of the Vancouver Fringe Festival, this audience favourite and the critically acclaimed show is a standout!
Known to fans around the world for her recurring role as “Granny” on ABC’s hit series, Once Upon A Time, Elliott’s production of Sink or Swim is the enchanting prequel to her 2014’s Pick of the Vancouver Fringe Festival show, …didn’t see that coming. “It’s Little House on the Prairie meets Lord of the Flies,” says Elliott, as she navigates uncharted waters, first surprises, big adventures, and the betrayals and epiphanies that shape us all into the adults we become. Brimming with songs and stories, Elliott’s captivating romp through her early years growing up in rural Ontario reveals the fears and foibles of five year old “Smelly Elliott” and her experiences of trading the safety of the family farm for the daunting one room schoolhouse, schoolroom bullies and the choppy waters of Boiler Beach.
A truly stellar production, with a lustrous performance by Beverley Elliott, Sink or Swim is a delight from start to finish!