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About me

Darren began performing at the age of 5 in Dulwich at local Theatre shows and Carnival competitions at The Notting Hill Carnival. Ten years later while doing his A levels he decided to pick up where he left off and trained at South London Dance Studio under Zoe Dawson. He later gained a scholarship for vocational training at The Urdang Academy where he trained extensively in acting, singing and dance.

 

Darren graduated early in 2007 with honours and went straight into his first show Carmen Jones at The Royal Festival Hall accompanied by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & The London Symphony Orchestra.

 

Since then he has played leading roles in many shows both on the West End and around the World, such as Five Guys Named Moe, The Screams Of Kitty Genovese, A Harlem Dream, Sister Act, Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat , Guys & Dolls and is known for his performance as Sammy Davis Jr. in The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas and other Rat Pack shows around the globe. He has also Produced and Directed his own show The Rat Pack Burlesque Show.

 

Darren is also a founding member of UK Hip Hop Dance company BirdGang and still collaborates with them on projects. He has performed in commercials, music videos, studio recordings, Bollywood films, short films, musicals, plays and events such as The London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony & The National Theatre’s 50th Anniversary of Black Theatre and can be seen on UK television in the HMRC Tax Credits commercial and on BBC 3 Quickies. 

 
 

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 Musical Theatre Musings 
 (The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas) 
 "Darren Charles as Sammy Davis Jr. filled the  stage with his charisma and clear dance talent.  His energy crackled through-out   and he was  hard not to watch whenever   he was on the  stage.
 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 
 
 Evening Standard 
 (A Harlem Dream) 
 "Sal a confident Darren Charles tells the   story. In  fact,  he’s the only character who speaks  everything else is expressed through   movement" 
 ⭐⭐⭐ 
 
 The Sussex Newspaper 
 (Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) 
 "Particular mention should go to Darren Charles  who sings a superb Benjamin Calypso and who,  together with Amana Jones, rocks the house with  the gospel version of Go,Go,Go Joseph."
⭐⭐⭐⭐ 
 Independent
 (The Screams Of Kitty Genovese) 
 "A powerful cast led by  
 Sophie Tehrani and Darren Charles"
⭐⭐⭐ 
 Worcester News 
 (Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) 
 "There are so many great songs one of my   favourites is Benjamin Calypso sung by Darren    Charles (Asher) and the vibrant colours of the   costumes." 
 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 

Let's talk

Darren Charles

 

E: darren@darrencharles.co.uk



 

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