She made her first TV appearance at 17, singing on the ITV talent program Scramble , hosted by Richard and Judy and went on to train at The Guildford School of Acting . On leaving she played the Narrator on Joseph's national tour and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the age of 22. She continued in TV and Theater in Emmerdale, Doctors, Bergerac, A Slice of Saturday Night, Oliver, Loose Women, Popstars the Musical , Twist and Shout, September in the Rain, Hormonal Housewives, The Tart and the Vicars Wife, Over the Rainbow, Songbird-The Music of Eva Cassidy and many, many more.
After Starring as Eva Cassidy on Three National UK Tours of Over the Rainbow , Sarah Jane joined forces with DGM Entertainment to take her own production of SONGBIRD - The Music of Eva Cassidy on a national tour. She not only played the iconic singer Eva Cassidy, but used her skills as a writer, director and producer to national acclaim gaining standing ovations UK wide.
She has starred in Pantomimes for 30 years for many different producers. Most recently opposite Holby City's Paul Bradley in Peter Pan for UK Productions.
After working in Elvis the Musical with fellow actress Jo Michaels, the two formed a cabaret duo called The Polka Dots. This lively and exciting act toured with many comedians and artists including The Chuckle Brothers and Joe Pasquale to name but a few!
It was then that Sarah Jane honed her skills as a presenter, interacting and entertaining audiences in their thousands. She has won awards for her one woman cabaret show and gained many loyal fans along the way.
''After working abroad presenting and performing she returned to the UK and secured the exciting and popular role of Kathy Barnes in the hit channel 4 soap Hollyoaks.''
This character filled the screens with nearly 3 years of controversial and entertaining story lines. Sarah made a memorable appearance on ITV's Loose Women live and played a part in the feature film Kicks in which she was a Liverpool mum with a taste for younger men !!
Sarah has been a session singer at Various recording studios and worked on developing new music.