Catherine Hughes [May 2007]Member Profile:


Catherine Hughes

Catherine first trod the boards when she joined Hatton Operatic Society in Middlesex at the age of 14.  She was a member for 15 years, first as a dancer and then progressing to many lead roles her favourite being Adelaide in Guys and Dolls which she took on 10 days before the production and had to learn very quickly!
In 1986 Catherine won the Noda Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Louie in The Matchgirls, not the most glamorous role as Catherine had to have a bald head!!  During the late 1980s and early 1990s Catherine also did parts for other local Operatic Societies ... she performed in West Side Story 3 times, Chicago, Anything Goes and played the lead parts of Polly Browne in The Boyfriend and Anne in Half a Sixpence.
In 1994 Catherine moved to Lincoln, got married and had babies and so put her Thespian tendencies on hold for a few years!  At the turn of the century Catherine could not hold back any longer[!] so decided to join Lincoln Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society.  For the next few years Catherine had a great time at The Theatre Royal in various productions and guises!  Anything Goes, South Pacific, The Boyfriend and Sweet Charity to name but a few.

In 2006 Catherine took part in an amazing Gilbert and Sullivan charity concert at the City school Lincoln which featured amateur singers and professionals alike to raise money for cancer.

Catherine now finds herself at The Broadbent, which she really loves, joining in March this year after divorce and children left her unable to commit to LAODS strict rehearsal schedule.  Catherine's first production, in May this year, with LRP was The Farndale Mikado. This was particular fun as Catherine has done the "proper" Mikado twice! Just a few subtle differences!!  Catherine then took on her first role in a straight play as Olivia in the recent LRP production of The Shell Seekers. This was an enormous challenge as she didn't have any jolly songs to sing and had to be very serious for most of the production!


LRP Productions
A Celebration of 40 Years at The Broadbent Theatre Day Trippers from Deckchairs II  by Jean McConnell May 2012
We'll Gather Lilacs Singer May 2011
Mother Goose Priscilla the goose Jan/Feb 2011
The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomens' Guild Dramatic Society's Production of "Macbeth" Thelma (Macbeth and Ross) May 2010
The Proms at the Broadbent Performer July 2009
An Evening of Entertainment Fanny May 2009
Snow White Queen Eglantine Jan/Feb 2009
Super Sleigh Ride German Lady, Spanish Couple December 2008
Cabaret to Cats Performer July 2008
Humpty Dumpty: The Eggs Files Knott Jan/Feb 2008
Christmas Games and Aeroplanes Bunty Calthorpe-Dayne Nov/Dec 2007
The Shell Seekers Olivia October 2007
The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomens' Guild Operatic Society's Production of 'The Mikado' Shirley May 2007