“This is your story.
“Not his… not hers… not theirs. Yours.
“Take all these things… all these facts... and store them in your heart and soul as truths, as tools, as swords… and quiet, folded notes for hard days.
“Take it all.
“Because it's yours.
“Your heart smiles… if a heart can indeed smile… and reaches out one more edge to its matching and (until a breath ago) broken other.
“Come home to me, it whispers.
“Come on home.”
Sharron Matthews, March 2019
Sometimes life will try to break you.
But when she was down on the ground, with her scratched-up and bloodied cheek to the rough cement, Sharron found a way to reach into her pocket and turn on her music. She heard the songs – her songs – and remembered how, her whole life, she had used music to save her. She would damn well use it now.
Sharron Matthews, multiple-award-winning cabaret artist, writer, producer and Canadian Screen Award-nominated actress (Frankie Drake Mysteries), takes Stratford by storm with her first new show in five years, featuring the music of Corinne Bailey Rae, Annie Lennox, Chaka Khan, Prince, Ed Sheeran, Rod Stewart and Lake Street Dive, plus original music with Sharron’s own lyrics.
Sharron Matthews: Invincible (Summer) takes you through the tale of a fifty-year-old woman (forty-seven on Tinder) who suddenly finds she is coming of age – and it is messy. But as she stands up and dusts herself off, well – she finds she quite loves it.