Theatre for Our Community

Lilt, Laughter and Song

Lilt, Laughter and Song poster

Featuring “Diva in the Rough” — Catherine Hughes

Saturday March 16th 2024, 7:00pm


A St. Patrick’s Day Celebration!

Join us Saturday March 16th at Backstage for an evening of music, humour, and stories, all with an Irish tilt.

Featuring the many talents of MLT member, and “Diva in the Rough”, Catherine Hughes.

The show includes tales of Folklore and Fairies, jokes, shaggy dog stories and a curated collection of dramatic readings from Yeats to Wilde. You’ll also hear about the history of Irish Whiskey and get a lesson in the translation of “Dublish,” or How To Speak Dublin. 

This grand night promises an evening full of laughter, a sing-a-long, door prizes, and features the talents of MLT company members Kirsty Campbell, Shelagh Carlini, John Fetherston, Nicky Marsh and Andrew Pawarroo. Musical accompaniment will be provided by the one and only Don Guinn on piano, Darel Wernik on fiddle and Emmett Martin on guitar.

As well, there will be some Irish fare for your gob and drink for your soul. Welcome one and all … Cead Mile a Failte or One Hundred Thousand Welcomes await you.

Join us for food, drink (cash bar), and an evening of celebration.

Saturday March 16th, 2024
at MLT’s Backstage theatre on the Markham Museum grounds.
7:00pm, doors open 6:30pm
Only $20 online or at the door (subject to availability)


Praise for the Diva’s Shows

“Her cutting wit make the audience anticipate her next story almost as much as the next song”
-King Weekly Sentinel

“A storytelling chanteuse with a penchant for comedy”
-King Weekly Sentinel

“Hughes is a cross between Mae West and Bette Midler”
NOW magazine 

“Lilt, Laughter & Song at The King Museum was a sold out event and the show did not disappoint. It was a knock out show.”
-London publishing

Get yourself ready for the show with some behind the scenes peeks and a daily dose of ‘The Irish Word of The Day’ on Instagram – divaintherough or on Facebook – Catherine Hughes is Diva in the Rough