• Name: Sarah Lark
  • Age: 25
  • D.O.B : 28/01/83

Friday, 29 August 2008

Your Favourite Sarah look from I'd Do Anything...

Sorry im a bit late with this..

So you all voted in the poll and by 1 vote your Favourite Sarah look from I'd Do Anything was... Midnight Train To Georgia! The black dress, shoes(which she wore during Mathilde!) and also her new hair colour was that week! So that week was an all round amazing performance from The Lark! :) Video below...

In a close second is Sarah's Another Little Piece Of My Heart look(which I voted for) video below...

And in at 3rd place was Sarah's Ironic look! Video below...

4th - Get Here
5th - Maybe This Time
6th - Mr Bojangles

Julie x.

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

The Lark, Larkabouts and Larkettes!!

Above are some pictures of us when we met Sarah! She was so lovely and down to earth, oh and look she has the teapot we got her with her!! Bless - It was a great day!!

Julie x.

Sunday, 24 August 2008

Laur's Mathilde Review

Julie’s pretty much said everything, but here’s my take on Friday. It was awwweeeesome!

I got up at 5am to catch a bus from Aberdeen to Edinburgh! I listened to The Lark on the bus and got stupidly excited… haha! I got there half an hour early, and went to meet Julie off her train! Then we got a bit lost because our taxi driver was useless… Oops! We faffed around Edinburgh and had some "early morning Magners" (eek!), ate a some cheese paninis, saw an upside down purple cow, were generally confused a lot, and I nearly got run over… then finally we went to watch the show!
The room that the show was performed in was a lot smaller than I was anticipating, but I quite liked it being so small, it made it more intimate or something! We followed some advice and sat in the middle about 4 or 5 rows back. They turned out to be pretty amazing seats because Sarah spent a majority of the show on the centre of the stage (where she belongs =P) so that was good! It was an interesting set up- I was expecting a properly staged musical, but it was almost like a concert with a story, if that makes any sense. (I’m not sure if any of you will know what I’m talking about but I kept thinking of the Les Mis concert at the Royal Albert Hall, which is the only thing I can think of for a basis of comparison! And not just because Frances Ruffelle and Rebecca Caine were in the cast…!!)

Ju pretty much explained how the stage was set out though, so I won’t bother! Lol! The cast were all brilliant! There wasn’t one person you could fault! The female cast members in particular were all fantastic (especially Sarah, but I am bias! =P) Rebecca Caine actually gave me shivers down my spine when she sang! But seriously though, Sarah was amaaaazing! Her voice is mind blowing!! There was one part where Sarah was singing with Frances Ruffelle and she let out this big belt and the hairs on my neck stood up! Like Ju said as well, her upper register is fantastic! I can’t help but picture her as an amazing Galinda in Wicked after seeing her in this, especially with the comic aspects of the character!

Without giving too much of the plot away Mathilde was a middle class woman, married to a clerk (Gustav), who desired to be rich and well respected. Sarah played their maid, Colette, who had once been a peasant. I think Colette was supposed to contrast Mathilde in that she was young and optimistic and had desires of falling in love, unlike her mistress who claimed love wasn’t real and seemed to think money was everything. Colette is in love with a boy from the market, who wants her to run away with him, but her loyalty to Mathilde makes her want to stay.

Sarah really just seemed to become her character. Really all we’d seen her do before was act songs on IDA, but her acting was outstanding - and she was hilarious! The boundless optimism of Colette just seemed to suit Sarah… haha! I can’t actually wait to see her in something else! In the show she wore the dress and shoes she wore on IDA to sing ‘Midnight Train To Georgia’, which is irrelevant but I thought you’d like to know! Haha!

Meeting her afterwards was awesome as well! She really is lovely! (I managed to make less of a fool of myself this time than the first time I met her! Hah!) She was carrying the teapot the Larkabouts sent her around in her handbag! Lol! And we briefly met Naimh and Cassidy Janson (who I practically squealed at:"IsawyouinWickedyouareamazing!" …Oops!) when they came over to say hi to Sarah.

Bring on Hamilton!!

Saturday, 23 August 2008

My review of Mathilde and meeting Sarah!

Well I got to Edinburgh and met Laur we were rather excited!! We then went and picked up our tickets and just had to wait around a bit so we had a drink and what not. We started to queue about 15 minutes before the show started, when we went in the room it was rather small but great as it made it much better I thought! So we sat about 4 rows back in the middle as Sarah was going to be in the middle we were told. There was three stands with mics and chairs for the Ensemble and the rest of the cast including Sarah were sat at the back and Frances Ruffelle who played Mathilde was at the left hand side standing for most of the show - she was great! Well the show started and being honest I can't remember much detail but I will try and tell you what I remember...well I will tell you the bits with Sarah lol. She was really funny the first song she was singing was about cabbages and that, how random! Her voice was outstanding it's even better in real life and she can go really high! Never really got to hear her go high on I'd Do Anything so that was good! Her acting was exeptional aswell - she was playing a funny character and she did it so well. Basically she was a maid or something like that for a husband(Gustav) and wife(Mathilde) who were poor - She was in it quite alot. I won't tell you much of the story I don't want to ruin it incase anyone goes to see it but honestly Sarah was absolutely amazing - such a star and I can't wait for Hit's of the West End! I didn't manage to get any pictures or anything as you weren't allowed to or have your mobile on. Anyway it was a lovely story and the song's were great it be good if it was fully staged as it was just like a concert/semi performance in Edinburgh.

Also I got to meet Sarah afterwards which I was really happy about - she's just lovely! We were standing outside of the building afterwards just at the side of the doors and when she came out with the teapot the Larkabouts got for her in her hand lol bless! She was talking to loads of people then she came over to us and just said hi and what not and gave us a cuddle and she asked where I was from and how long it took me to get there but it was alright because im from Glasgow haha. We had some pictures took with Sarah and THE teapot and random Mathilde posters! She's really funny she was like this is great advertising lol. We got to speak to her quite a bit but I won't say much more about that I don't think - she did sign my Mathilde poster it said 'To Julie it's lovely to finally meet you, thanks for all the support, cuddles Sarah xxx' Well I think that's what it said as I don't have it at the moment Laur does lol. When we left her she was just like it was nice to meet you and what not and gave me a cuddle and a kiss on the cheek ble but yeah she is really lovely and down to earth! Ohhh nearly forgot I had a t-shirt on that said I'm A Little Teapot with a picture of a teapot and a cup haha - she was amused by that she loved it and asked where I got it lol 0 we were also introduced to Niamh aswell.

Well that is all for now! Hopefully I can get some pictures and videos at Hit's of the West End for you all! :D

Oh and I went to see Only The Brave aswell -I thought the music was great but it was a bit random and confusing at times and I didn't think Keith Jack was that good! Niamh was quite good though I thought her voice was much better than on the show, in all I thought Mathilde was MUCH better than Only The Brave though(and i'm not being bias haha)

Feel free to send your reviews of Sarah in Mathilde if you want and I will post them up on the blog! you can send them to julie_914@msn.com

Julie x.

Check back later for...

Hey everyone check back later for my review of Mathilde and a wee bit about when I met Sarah! She's lovely!

Julie x.

Friday, 15 August 2008

Three Phantoms Concert

Sarah will be performing at the Three Phantoms Concert at St David's Hall, Cardiff on the 28th of September. Also performing are fellow Nancies Francesca Jackson and Tara Bethan. The concert is In Aid of George Thomas Hospice Care.

Book Tickets Here

Sarah is also about to start rehearsals for Mathilde - which is at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival from the 21st till the 24th of August! :)

Sunday, 10 August 2008

And your favourite Sarah performance from I'd Do Anything is...

Well we have had 61 votes in the poll and we have a clear winner with 29 votes(47%) You have chosen "Midnight Train To Georgia" as your favourite Sarah performance from I'd Do Anything. All of Sarah's performance's were amazing but I think "Midnight Train To Georgia" had something a little special!

View the poll results below - Thanks to everyone who voted!

Get Here
4 (6%)

Another Little Piece Of My Heart
5 (8%)

Maybe This Time
10 (16%)

Midnight Train To Georgia
29 (47%)

7 (11%)

Mr Bojangles
6 (9%)

and here's the winning performance...

You can now vote for your favourite Sarah look during I'd Do Anything over on the right hand side. :)

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Congratulations to the other I'd Do Anything girl's

I just want to say congratulations to all the other "I'd Do Anything" girl's who have been cast in some amazing roles.


Rachel Tucker has been cast as "Meat" in the West End musical "We Will Rock You" Rachel's opening night will be on the 22nd of September. For more information on Rachel's upcoming role check out her Fan Blog.
Rachel Tucker Fan Blog


Samantha Barks has been cast as "Sally Bowles" in the touring production of "Cabaret" which kicks off on the 29th of August in Birmingham - for more information on Samantha's upcoming role check out the website.
Bill Kenwright LTD


Francesca Jackson has been cast as "Lucy" in the touring production of the new musical "Can't Smile Without You" which will start at the Churchill Theatre Bromley on the 28th of August - for more information on Francesca's upcoming role check out her Fan Blog.
Francesca Jackson Fan Blog


Also I just want to mention the amazing Fan Blog for Jessie Buckley - check it out.
Jessie Buckley Fan Blog

Good Luck to them!

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

A few Sarah icons

Hi :)

Kristin who runs rachel-tucker.org kindly made some Sarah icons for me to post up on the blog - feel free to use whichever ones you like.

I may have a go at making some myself and post some more up. :)

Well I tried and here you go ...

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Got Myspace?


Hey, Everyone that has myspace I would love for you all to add my Sarah Lark Fanspace - I also keep everyone up to date on there of all the Sarah Lark news. (http://www.myspace.com/sarahlarkfanspace )

It'd be lovely if you could add it.

Thanks x.

Friday, 1 August 2008

Simon Callow & IDA’s Sarah Lark Rescue New Musical???


you may not have heard of young composer Conor Mitchell, but you’ll have definitely heard of some of his fans – amongst them, actor-director Simon Callow, West End leading lady Sally Ann Triplett and I’d Do Anything finalist Sarah Lark – who have banded together to save his musical Mathilde at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

Just a month ago, it looked like Mathilde - commissioned two years ago by the London Academy of Music and Drama (LAMDA), where Mitchell is the first composer-in-residence – was destined to remain an eternally hidden gem after Central School of Speech and Drama backed out of mounting it at the festival. But Mitchell’s industry fans stepped in with a slot at the new Musical Theatre @ George Square, producing and PR services all offered for free.

Then Simon Callow, who’s performing his own solo show A Festival Dickens at this year’s Fringe, stepped in to direct and assembled a stellar cast: with Frances Ruffelle (a very last-minute replacement for Anna Francolini), Nigel Richards and Anton Stephens joining Triplett and Lark amongst the principals.

Based on Guy de Maupassant’s La Parure (The Necklace) with its surprise twist ending, Mathilde tells the story of a 19th-century Parisienne who, believing she has been born into the wrong social class, borrows a diamond necklace from her rich friend to attend a grand ball with her loveless husband.

Open auditions for chorus members to join the stars in the cast will be held on 14 August 2008 in Edinburgh, ahead of the musical’s showcase at George Square from 21 to 24 August. And, according to 23-year-old fledging producer Thomas Hopkins, it won’t end there. He says that, beyond being one of the festival highlights, he hopes that this will “begin a long and fruitful journey for the production”.

Taken from WhatsOnStage