Performer

Sarah Jane recently performed at The Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

2019 saw her play the role of Annie on the national tour of Gary Barlow and Tim Firths hit musical 'Calendar Girls The Musical'. She has toured in many musicals and played Mrs Lyons on the National Tour of Blood Brothers 2016 - 2019. She also covered and played Mrs. Johnston - a dream role for her.
She is best known for playing Crazy Kathy Barnes in Channel 4's Hit Soap Hollyoaks in which she filled our screens for 3 years with controversial and entertaining storylines and was asked back in 2017 to get Kathy Barnes to cause mayhem! More recently she featured in BBC's  Daytime Drama Doctors.
Sarah Jane has had a varied career in Theatre, Television and Music.

 Most recently Sarah Jane starred in pantomime in Tunbridge Wells playing Mrs Darling/Mermaid in Peter Pan for UK productions.

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.

For Cabaret and Coaching contact: sjbdirect@gmail.com

For Theatre and Television contact: north@keddiescott.com  

©2020 by Sarah Jane Buckley.