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

Friday, 31 October 2008

I'd Do Anything Loser Sarah Lark gets role in Oliver!

Ok first of all she's not a loser :P haha!

This is an article taken from Mirror.co.uk.
By Mark Jefferies 31/10/2008

Remember the I'd Do Anything talent show finalist, Sarah Lark?

Well, despite not winning the show, she could still fulfil her dream of playing Nancy in the West End.

Sarah's won a role as one of the street sellers in Who Will Buy in Oliver!

Better still, she'll cover Nancy if Jodie Prenger or Aussie Tamsin Carroll are sick.

Let's hope she gets the big gig for at least one night so her dreams still come true...

We all know Sarah will make a wonderful Nancy! :)

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Don't Forget...

Hey everyone! I don't really have anything to post about at the moment but I just want to say don't forget you can catch Sarah perform at a concert featuring the work of Adam Gwon on Saturday the 1st of November at St Pauls Knightsbridge, London.


Also don't miss the chance to see Sarah in her own intimate Cabaret supported by Peter St James, on the 9th of November at the Lauderdale House, London. It is limited seating and I have a feeling it's going to sell out!! So if you would like to go id get your tickets quickly! From seeing Sarah a number of times now I know you wouldn't be disapointed she has the most beautiful and outstanding voice so..!

Call 020 8348 8716 for tickets!

I am going next week so I will be sure to let you all know how it went! Hopefully I will have some more to post about soon aswell..

Thanks to everyone who checks the blog regulary, I do appreciate it loads!!


Thursday, 23 October 2008

The Ultimate Duck Auction!!

Hey everyone, I just wanted to post about this amazing auction by Mum's The Word 2008, that is for charity!

Basically they are getting many members of the West End's best to sign their giant rubber duck and have their picture taken with it, which Sarah has kindly done as you will see above in the picture!
In the new year it will go on auction along with many of the pictures of the people that have signed it and the highest bidder will win the ultimate duck prize!

You can keep up to date with who is signing the duck by checking out the website : Mum's The Word 2008

Also it would be great if you could join the Facebook page to show support at : The Ultimate Duck Auction
Thanks for reading!
Julie x.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Some photos of Sarah at Betwixt! Concert + Aftershow Party..

Thanks to Andy from Rachel's blog for helping me out in getting these photos to post here!

Aww Sarah look's gorgeous bless!

You can check out photos of everyone involved with Betwixt here


Sunday, 12 October 2008

A couple of pictures of Sarah..

Just posting up two pictures of Sarah that you might not of saw before..

This first one is of Sarah when she was in 'Snoopy! The Musical' in 2003 at the Jermyn Street Theatre.(aww what a wee star she is lol)

This second one is of Sarah at a special activity day in Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive School.(a few months back I think? anyway Sarah always seems to do her bit to help out which is one of the reason we love her so much!)

If you or you know anyone who has pictures of Sarah that we might not have seen, that includes fan pictures or anything. Please feel free to send them to me and I will be happy to put them on the blog.

Also don't forget Sarah will be performing in the 'Betwixt' charity concert at the Ambassadors Theatre on Tuesday night - Im sure she would love all the support! Not sure about tickets but you could maybe try on Ticketmaster

Julie x.

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Sarah will perform in a concert featuring the work of Adam Gwon!!

Sarah will be performing in an exclusive concert featuring the work of composer Adam Gwon on the 1st of November at St Pauls Knightsbridge, London, Tickets are £12.


Monday, 6 October 2008

Sarah Lark Audio Downloads!

Here are some audios from 'Hits of the West End' that are available for download, There is only a few days left to download them but if you want any when they have ran out of time to download just leave a comment and I will be happy to re-upload them.

As Long As He Needs Me

One Night Only


Don't Cry For Me Argentina

Good Morning Baltimore

I Dreamed A Dream

Cell Block Tango

Time Of My Life

The Winner Takes It All

Maybe This Time

Tell Me Its Not True

Julie xx.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Sarah Lark audio on youtube!!

Well ive spent most of my day making these videos of audio from 'Hits of the West End' and uploading them to youtube, so yeah they are all finally finished - yay. Here you go...enjoy..


Don't Cry For Me Argentina

Im just going to link the rest of the videos below..

As Long As He Needs Me

One Night Only

Maybe This Time

The Winner Takes It All

Tell Me It's Not True

All I can say is Sarah has the most amazing voice, well personally that ive ever heard - esp live.

Hope you like the audios.

Julie xx.

Laur's Hits of the West End review!!

Sorry this took so long to write, I’ve not been well! Boo to that! Julie, Kim and Jeanne have pretty much covered everything from Hits of The West End, but here’s my review anyway! And yes it’s like a million words long - I do like to ramble on a bit! =D …sorry!

I'm sure I said it in my Mathilde review, but watching Sarah perform live is actually amazing. She just has this incredible ability to draw you into any performance - her eyes just capture every emotion perfectly! Seriously, I'm convinced she could sing the contents of a dictionary to the tune of the Macarena and you'd still be mesmerised!! 'Hits of The West End' did not disappoint! It had such a variety of songs and not only did it showcase Sarah's talent and versatility, but the entire cast were magnificent!!

The show opened with a fantastic overture which was a medley of songs from musicals, including Oliver!, Wicked and ‘The Phantom of The Opera’. When the overture was over, the opening bars of ‘One Night Only’ from Dreamgirls played and on stepped The Lark in a sequined purple dress! She sounded incredible! An fantastic opening to a fantastic show!

The next number started off a trio of songs from Cabaret and also introduced the male lead vocalist, Niall Sheeny. He sang Wilkommen, which was very entertaining! It was a shame we didn‘t get to see him dance because of his injured foot, but hearing him sing was enough- what a voice! This led into an amazing rendition of Mein Heir, which was sung by the other lead female vocalist, Emma Kelly. And the dancing from the ensemble was great! Then, of course, The Lark took to the stage again with ‘Maybe This Time’. If you thought it was amazing on ‘I’d Do Anything’, it doesn’t even compare to seeing her sing it live! It was beautiful! (And kudos to her for walking down those stairs in those heels - eek!)

The dancing talents were shown off again in the next two numbers- All That Jazz (sung by Emma Kelly) and The Cell Block Tango from Chicago! Cell Block Tango was up there in my favourite performances of the show - the choreography was brilliant, with the chairs and everything! And the audience loved it!

Two songs from Joseph followed, where Niall was joined by a choir of children from a local school. He had exactly the right kind of voice for Joseph! This was followed by another Andrew Lloyd Webber classic, ‘Superstar’ from Jesus Christ Superstar, which was sung by the other male lead, Jamie McKillop! It was so full of energy! Made me want to dance!

One of my absolute favourite performances was Sarah singing ‘Good Morning Baltimore’ from Hairspray! Anyone who reads DS or anything will know the Larkabouts are pretty keen to see Sarah as Tracy Turnblad! Watching her sing that further convinced us that she’d suit the part to a tee! She has awesome comic timing and is a brilliant dancer! It was a fab performance from the entire cast - major kudos to Matthew Malthouse the choreographer! Another Hairspray song followed: Nicest Kids In Town, which was brilliant! I loved how they changed the role call so that they were saying there own names! And Jamie as Corny Collins was brilliant!

Niall then came on and sang ‘Music of The Night’ from Phantom- I absolutely loved it! It was followed by a series of songs from Les Miserables: ‘At The End of The Day, leading into Sarah singing ‘I Dreamed a Dream’. That’s one of my favourite songs from a musical ever, ever, ever, I was a *bit* excited when I heard she’d be singing it! It was actually incredible! It me tear up! Director Michael Martin then gave an outstanding performance of ‘Stars’ - such a good voice!!! And Emma Kelly gave a beautiful performance of ‘On My Own’, which was followed by another of my favourite ensemble performances - ‘One More Day’!

Sarah then gave another show stopping performance. This time it was of ‘As Long As He Needs Me’. Like Jeanne said in her review, watching her sing that it was almost as if she *was* Nancy! Of course I’m totally unbiased when I say I think Sarah’s version at Hits tops any of the Nancies’ ALAHNM from IDA… And it was a million times more exciting watching her sing it because it had been confirmed that Sarah’s going to be the first cover for Nancy in the West End! Woo!

The Grease medley that ended Act I was really fun! And the dancing was ace too! And Emma Kelly’s rendition of ‘Hopelessly Devoted To You’ was one of the show’s highlights!

Act II started with the wee kids back on stage singing ‘Santa Evita‘! The ensemble then performed ‘Money Kept Rollin’ In’, which has been stuck in my head since last Thursday! It was ace! Sarah then returned to the stage in the most gorgeous dress eveeerrr to sing ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’. It made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end! Is there anything this lady can’t sing!?

We then got some tunes from Dirty Dancing! The first was ‘Yes’ performed by Emma and the female ensemble members! Then Jamie performed Hungry Eyes, which I loved! Sarah and Niall then took to the stage with ‘Time of My Life’ and the Larkabouts went a bit mental! But we got a wee thumbs up, which was ace! Haha! And the dancers in this were FAB!

Wicked, my favourite musical, was the next show we heard songs from. First Emma and Jamie gave a beautiful performance of ‘As Long as You’re Mine’. This was followed by the performance I’d been most looking forward to: ‘Popular’! Sarah was hilarious! She totally became the character of Galinda! Everyone in the audience was laughing along and it definitely got one of the biggest cheers of the evening! Sarah absolutely neeeeds to play Galinda in the West End! Emma then returned to the stage and gave another show stopping performance of Defying Gravity! Definitely her best performance!

We then got a spot of cockney from Niall as the ensemble returned to the stage to sing ‘Step in Time’ from Mary Poppins! Once again the choreography was incredible

The performance of the evening came next. Sarah came onto the stage and began to sing ‘Tell Me It’s Not True’ from Blood Brothers. We’d heard her sing this in her audition clip for IDA but hearing it live was a million times better. It was one of those performances that actually takes your breath away! She was joined by the ensemble near the end, and everyone put so much emotion and power into it that it was just… wow!!

A slightly more light hearted few songs followed as we were treated to ‘I Want To Break Free’, ‘Radio Ga Ga’ and ‘We Are The Champions’ from We Will Rock You. ‘I Want To Break Free’ was my favourite of Niall’s performances, and ‘Radio Ga Ga’ needs an honourable mention for best choreography of the show! Made me excited for going to see WWRY in January!

Finally the cast performed some songs from Mamma Mia - Sarah giving a fantastic performance of ‘The Winner Takes It All (Meryl Streep, eat your heart out =P), and the ensemble joining in for Dancing Queen, Mama Mia and finally Waterloo- to which the cast took their bows! Of course we gave Sarah a standing ovation!

We had the pleasure of meeting her on both Thursday and Friday, she really is a complete star! We were also lucky enough to meet her family, who were absolutely lovely! =)

Sarah singing Good Morning Baltimore+ I Dreamed A Dream Live!!

Thanks to Laur who managed to record the first and second half of 'Hits of the West End' ive started to upload Sarah's performances for everyone to hear. I also managed to record the second half! The quality is no where near as good as it was in the theatre but still it is something - which is great! Here is the first two ive uploaded..


Good Morning Baltimore

I Dreamed A Dream

Feel free to leave comments of what you think!

Julie xx.