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.
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.
Originally from Swansea but now based in Somerset, Kelly has been singing for a number of years and has spent most of her working life in the entertainment industry.
After starting her career working in holiday centres around the South West, Kelly soon progressed, achieving musical direction and management status.
Through extensive experience of working with different individuals on a daily basis, Kelly knows how to entertain a crowd with her upbeat outlook and she works her repertoire to suit any audience.
Kelly has been blessed with perfect pitch and can construct and relay complex harmonies to achieve a blended sound. In her spare time, Kelly teaches vocal harmonies to teams based on holiday centres and uses her skills to make shows sound unique and interesting.
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!
Peter Baffles is a master of his art. He has been performing incredible magic all over the world for many years, both on land and at sea, with a comedy twist. He is able to perform everything from slight of hand and close up magic to performing his cabaret with large illusions in theatres and hotels all around the world. His style differs from other magicians because he uses his personality and his cheeky sense of humour to bring the magic to a different level. It is rare to find a magician with such a talent for comedy, and Peter uses this to make his act stand out from other magic acts.
Peter has appeared many times as a headline artiste in the renowned Babbacombe Theatre Shows, both in the summer season and also in their Christmas shows, adjusting his act to suit the shows individually. We are very pleased to welcome him to our cast.
Comedy and Magic
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!