Solo comedy by TV show’s ‘Granny’ opens season at Surrey City Hall’s theatre

Beverley Elliott's "Didn't See that Coming" was a Fringe Fest hit in 2014

Beverley Elliott hits Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall on Saturday

SURREY — Four shows will fill the theatre at Surrey City Hall with comedy, music, magic and more this fall and winter, starting Oct. 17 with Beverley Elliott’s “Didn’t See that Coming.”

The solo comedy opens the Centre Stage season with an autobiographical mix of stories and songs that made for a hot ticket during the 2014 Vancouver Fringe Festival.

“It’s not a ‘This is My Life’ show – then I did this, then I moved there, not that kind of thing,” Elliott told the Now. “It does cover a bit of that, but there are nine stories and something specific happens in each of them, except one about online dating, that involves a stranger coming into my life and there’s that life-changing epiphany. One takes place at a wedding, another a funeral, a hot yoga class.…”

Elliott, who lives in Deep Cove, has a recurring role as “Granny” on the fairy tale-drama TV show “Once Upon a Time,” and has more than 100 film and TV credits. She has also released four CDs of original music.

Her Saturday-nighter in Surrey is a 90-minute show that includes “lots and lots of comedy and a couple of poignant moments, just to have that shadow side, those darker moments,” she explained.

“Women come out in droves and a lot of them tell me that they’d wished they brought their friend, their sister, their neighbour, because even though it’s my story, they touch a universal chord.… I go to that humility place and find the humour there.”

(Story continues below show promo clip)

The other three shows at the 200-seat Centre Stage this season feature nine-member band The Nautical Miles (Nov. 5), Vitaly Beckman’s “An Evening of Wonders” magic show (Feb. 20) and singer Joëlle Rabu (March 12). Ticket and show details are on the Surrey Civic Theatres website, Surrey.ca/theatre, and by phone, 604-501-5566.

“I’m excited to perform (at Centre Stage) because I’ve been told it’s really beautiful and sounds amazing in there,” Elliott said.

tom.zillich@thenownewspaper.com

 

 

Just Posted

Lost a ring? This White Rock man will find it for you

Chris Turner founded The Ring Finders, an international directory of metal detector hobbyists

PHOTOS: Family Day celebrated at Historic Stewart Farm

Youngsters participate in some old fashioned fun

Clayton’s little neighbourhood libraries are open for business

’Take a book, leave a book’ initiative aims to bring Clayton residents closer together

Trudeau’s principal secretary, Gerald Butts, resigns amid SNC-Lavalin furor

Butts categorically denies the accusation that he or anyone else in the PMO improperly pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould

VIDEO: Winterhawks end Giants winning streak at seven

Playing on home ice, Vancouver’s G-Men fell 5-3 during a Family Day game against Portland.

Aaron Pritchett and George Canyon to headline Gone Country concert in Cloverdale this summer

‘Early bird tickets on sale via Twins Cancer Fundraising website

Poverty coalition has high hopes for B.C. poverty reduction strategy

Funding allocation expected to be released with 2019 budget

‘How did we get here?’: B.C. mom of transplant recipient worries about measles outbreaks

Addison, 7, cannot get a live vaccine because she has a heart transplant

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh calls for public inquiry over SNC-Lavalin questions

Vancouver member of Parliament Jody Wilson-Raybould resigned from cabinet last week

Canadian airlines waiting for guidance from Ottawa over X gender option

Major U.S. airlines said they will change their process so passengers can identify themselves along non-binary lines

UPDATE: Plane flips over at Pitt Meadows airport

The pilot and lone occupant exited the aircraft on his own and uninjured.

Moose Hide campaign takes message to Canadian schools

Campaign launches new K-12 education platform

Most Read