Gonna be a time on Argyle!

Imagine an East Coast kitchen party, where friends gather to play music, dance, have a laugh (and a few refreshments). Now imagine the ultimate kitchen party where a special guest musician comes every night. Neptune Theatre is doing just that by bringing the party to the stage with this new touring production, The Argyle Street Kitchen Party.
Every night the audience joins award-winning folk artist Ian Sherwood, along with a talented trio of East-coasters Celia Koughan, Karen Lizotte, and Malia Rogers in the kitchen for a night of song, laughter, sing-alongs and stories.

The cast is joined by a special guest musician, providing a diverse and talented line-up that is a local music lover’s dream.

Every night the stage will transform into a kitchen and bar as four roommates throw the best kitchen party you've ever crashed.

Following it's extended run at Neptune Theatre in the Summer of 2018, with guest stars like Heather Rankin, Lennie Gallant, Christina Martin, Charlie A'Court, Christine Campbell, The Hupman Brothers, and many more, we are excited to take this show on the road in 2019 and 2020.




See the Kitchen Party on CTV !





Watch the Kitchen Party Trailer...



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The Kitchen Party - on the road


How would you like a kitchen party at your venue? We can make that happen!

The Kitchen Party show is available to come to your location: the set, the cast & team, the music, the fun and laughter. All you supply is the venue, the audience and (if you'd like one) a guest star for a twenty minute set each performance.

With a beautiful set & lighting design, music that your audiences will recognize and love, The Kitchen Party is an awesome addition to your season.

The full performance lasts 50 minutes (act one), 40 minutes (act two), plus a guest star (optional 20 mins in act two.)

Contact Artistic Director Jeremy Webb for further information, a copy of our demo video, or to talk about possibilities.   902 429-7300 Ext. 227



Meet the Cast

Ian Sherwood

Singer-songwriter Ian Sherwood is a multi-award-winning musician, receiving the 2017 Robert Merritt Award for Outstanding Original Score for the play Tompkinsville; Contemporary Singer of the Year by the 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards; Best Male Artist of the Year by the 2012 International Acoustic Music Awards and was the 2008 and 2010 Music Nova Scotia Musician of The Year.

When he's not delivering his signature one-man high energy performance across the country he's often penning tunes for and with other artists and writing music for theatre, film and television.


Celia Koughan

Neptune: Mamma Mia!; Stan Rogers: A Matter of Heart Other Theatre: Anne & Gilbert (The Guild); Anne & Gilbert (National Arts Centre); The Advent Show (Spatz Theatre) Film/TV: The role of Anne of Green Gables on NHK TV Tokyo, Japan. Upcoming: Laura in Lo (or Dear Mr. Wells) As a proud Prince Edward Islander, I'm extremely grateful to be working here on the East Coast. Thank you to my loving and supportive family and to all the lovely people at Neptune.

Karen Lizotte

Karen Lizotte is a Nova Scotia-based singer and musician with powerful vocals and a captivating stage presence, with gigs at popular venues such as Bearly’s House of Blues, The Carleton, and Casino Nova Scotia, as well as featured sets at several east coast festivals including a showcase at the Dutch Mason Blues Festival. She has been a cast-member of DRUM!, playing keyboards, accordion, flute, percussion, and more.

She has also been vocally featured on the recordings of east coast blues musicians Buck Tingley, and Lazy James Cody, and has shared the stage with such audience favourites as East Coast Country Music's Ryan Cook, NFLD Bluesman Roger House, and keys dynamo Barry Cooke to name a few.

Also a respected actor, her recent credits include Lions' Den Theatre's production Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead taking on the gender-swapped role of The Player, and in Neptune Theatre's Spring 2017 production of Once: The Musical.


Malia Rogers

Malia is a Haligonian actor, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who is thrilled to be debuting on the Neptune stage in The Argyle Street Kitchen Party. A recent graduate of Acadia University’s Theatre program, Malia has appeared in Scorched (ATC), House of Blue Leaves (ATC), and as Natasha in Three Sisters (ATC). She has also enjoyed performing at the Alexander Keith’s Brewery and the Halifax Fringe Festival. Malia’s debut album Nomad (2015) can be found on most online platforms, and she looks forward to releasing new original music in 2019 as well as completing her MA in Theatre & Performance Studies at York University.



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