Meet the Cast
Szara King is originally from Surrey and trained in Musical Theatre at Laine Theatre Arts. She went on to work in production shows and musicals, as both a singer and a dancer. She has sung in Hotels, Theatres and on Cruise Ships all over the world and worked with many well-known faces over the years including artists such as Stan Boardman, Jimmy Cricket, Johnnie Casson, Mick Miller, Jethro, Max Boyce, Bobby Davro, Jim Bowen and Sir Norman Wisdom.
Szara had the honour of being the recipient of ‘The Jersey Variety Club Award’ for ‘Premier Act’, which, in turn, led to a prestigious season as resident vocalist at ‘The Talk of London’, Drury Lane and a summer season on Central Pier, Blackpool in 'The Frank Carson Show'.
Szara now performs as a Headline Cabaret for many major Cruise Lines including Cunard, P&O, Saga, Fred Olsen, Majestic Cruises, My Travel Cruises and Classic International Cruises. She also completed a fifty date theatre tour of 'Sentimental Journey' earlier this year. She is delighted to be bringing this fantastic show, Happy Days Are Here Again, to new audiences and is looking forward to working with such a talented, professional cast.
Zoe has been dancing since the age of 5 and taken many dance qualifications including Ballet, Modern, Jazz and Latin American. Zoe set up her own company in 2010, Offbeat Dance and Fitness, following a background in performance as a dancer and choreographer. She has danced with many artists, including Kylie Minogue, as well as for ITV, BBC, Butlins and Haven to name a few. She has choreographed and performed in UK touring pantomimes, worked abroad with her team of dancers and performed in Dubai, Qatar and Bahrain at the international circuit. Zoe choreographs and performs for many artists including the UK’s number one tribute to Kylie, ‘Rogue Minogue’. Zoe is excited to be working alongside such a talented cast and is looking forward to choreographing our production.
Zoe Bowden Choreographer
Classical Crossover Vocalist
Keedie is a very experienced classical vocalist, and has performed at many major charity, sporting and corporate events throughout the world, such as The Princes Trust, The Duke of Edinburgh Awards, English Heritage and UNICEF. She has performed with The Royal Philharmonic and toured with orchestras across Europe. She has also performed on several occasions at the Royal Albert Hall and was the sole vocalist performing at the launch ceremony for the 2005 Classical Brits.
Andrew Lloyd Webber has been a great supporter of Keedie. She performed at a big event in the chapel of his Sydmonton Country Home, for especially invited guests from the U.K. and America. Andrew also asked Keedie to perform on the single ‘I Believe My Heart’, which she performed as a duet with Duncan James from the band “Blue”. It reached No. 2 on the main UK Chart.
Diane Warren has recently written a strong original track for Keedie, and it is highly likely that another of Keedie’s tracks could be used in a major movie. Keedie recorded the song ‘Jerusalem’ with the Ashes-winning England Cricket Team, (and flew to Pakistan to make the video during the team’s tour of that country).
Keedie has performed at major sports arenas such as Lords Cricket Ground, Twickenham International Rugby stadium and she recently performed at the Carling (Football) Cup Final at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium. With such a busy schedule, we are delighted Keedie is with us on this tour of Happy Days Are Here Again.
Carrie Audit is our beautiful classical crossover singer with the voice of an angel. Carrie originally trained as an actor at Coventry University before deciding to pursue her love of singing. At the age of 21 she went on to train in Musical Theatre at the Bristol Academy of Performing Arts. Since graduating, Carrie has worked in many and varied UK theatre tours, including 50s and 60s shows and Christmas memories shows. She has also been the resident singer in holiday parks around Europe, and, her favourite, taken to the high seas and travelled the world with Thomson Cruises and Sky Sea cruises as a member of their show teams. Carrie is also part of 'Bel Canto' , a classical crossover group, performing Operatic Arias, Musical Theatre and Ballads with a twist! Having entertained audiences all around the world, in an array of musical genres, Carrie is a perfect choice to join our cast and is especially looking forward to leading us all in the 'Last Night of The Proms' Finale.
Lisa is a powerful vocalist with a particular talent for harmonising. She has been in the entertainment industry for 22 years now, so she brings a lot of experience to this production.
She started her career working for Haven Holidays, doing summer seasons singing in bands and duos. Lisa has been principal vocalist at the Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay, for 7 years, performing in 12 different production shows.
She has worked all over the world on various contracts, and now performs as a solo artist and as part of a duo around the South West. She is looking forward to being part of Happy Days Are Here Again.
Si has had many years experience in theatre, cabaret, pantomime and as a presenter. He has many musical theatre credits and also, in cabaret, he has performed his show for Warner Resort Hotels, P&O, Seabourn and Silverseas Cruise Lines and was the Headliner at
Drury Lane's 'The Talk of London' for three seasons.
Summer season variety shows in Cromer, Eastbourne and Scarborough are high on Si's list of great contracts.
He has played many Princes in pantomime for Kevin Wood and John Spillers as well as Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk and Buttons in Cinderella. He has also worked for QDOS as a performer and company manager on several tours.
Other tours have included The West End in Concert, The Wonderful Rock and Roll West End and iMagician with Jamie Allan, recently performing at The Garrick Theatre, London.
Si is very pleased to be a part of Happy Days Are Here Again.
Darren started his acting career in West Side Story in 1990 playing the role of Baby John and has played many leading roles for Theatre Royal, Plymouth, in shows as diverse as Maggie May, Tales from the Vienna Woods, The Hired Man, The Grapes Of Wrath, Oh! What A Lovely War, Union Street, Animal Farm and Spring Awakening, and also playing the lead roles in Sweeney Todd, Bye Bye Birdie and Cyrano De Bergerac.
He played The Ghost of Christmas Present and Mr Fezziwig in a national tour of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in 2015/16, Mr Bumble in Oliver!, played Freddie Trumper in Chess in 2017 and King Arthur in Spamalot in 2018. He also appeared in pantomime in Stockport in 2017/18 and Middlesbrough in 2018/19.
He has completed three summer seasons at the Babbacombe Theatre, Devon as one of the principal vocalists in Legends Of The West End (2017), West End At The Movies (2018) and Starburst (2019).
Darren was awarded the Individual Performance Award at the Barclays Awards at the National Theatre on London’s South Bank. He has taken part in many charity performances including Heart and Music and Over The Rainbow and has presented several charity galas, working with performers such as Brian Conley and Danny La Rue and was the MC for the Orange Festival on the Hoe for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee.
ALLAN ROBERTS is a versatile and well established comedy entertainer, all the way from Newcastle. He has a wealth of experience in theatre, clubland, holiday parks, and Hotels all over the world. He has also spent many years cruising as a Headline Cabaret for Thomson Cruises and CMV Cruises. With his rare combination of side splitting comedy and an excellent vocal talent, Allan has been the perfect choice for many production shows and summer season shows over the years, including 'Alive with Laughter' and 'A Christmas Cracker' at the Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay. Allan is looking forward to joining the talented cast and bringing you his humour, so we can all have a good laugh together!
Rachel is a dancer with extensive experience in a range of styles, including ballet, tap, jazz, commercial, latin, ballroom, salsa and aerial arts (hoop, silks & pole).
She studied full-time for 3 years to achieve her dance performance and teaching diploma, whilst gaining registered teacher status with the Royal Academy of Dance and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. She is also a former member of the English Youth Ballet.
Rachel has worked as a professional dancer at theatres, holiday parks, casinos and corporate events across the UK.
As a teacher, she has successfully prepared students for dance exams and dance school auditions. She has also been a finalist and winner at regional/national aerial arts competitions.
Darryn has always enjoyed singing, however, he didn’t discover acting until he was fourteen years old. His first ever role was that of Jacob Marley in 'A Christmas Carol' whilst attending Grenville College in Bideford, North Devon. From then on he was hooked !
When Darryn was eighteen he was lucky enough to win a scholarship to the prestigious Mountview Theatre School in North London thanks to his Mum’s insistence that he must at least give it a try ! Here he studied musical theatre with some of the leading teachers and experienced performers in the country. Upon graduation Darryn went on to perform in three West End productions before deciding that city life was most certainly not for him.
On a Saturday afternoon in Fulham whilst visiting a friend he stumbled upon an open audition for P & O Cruise Lines. The job was his that afternoon and he never looked back. Darryn has worked at sea for a number of elite cruise line companies including Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Cunard. He is lucky enough to be able to boast that he has visited over 125 countries during his time at sea.
Darryn is very happy to be on home soil and performing with Happy Days Productions UK all over the West Country and beyond!