As an actor, Sayan has played leading roles in many regional theatres. Some
She was in the original production of Lin Coghlan’s A Feeling in My Bones with Roy Williams, John Dower and Rosy Fordham, directed by Philip Osment at Theatre Centre, and was in Kali Theatre’s first production, Song for A Sanctuary by Rukhsana Ahmad, directed by Rita Wolf. Whilst at the New Vic Stoke she was also in one of Peter Cheeseman’s celebrated musical documentaries.
She has also made appearances in Coronation Street, Eastenders, Moveable Feasts, The Bill, The Big Battalions, The Paradise Club, Young Soul Rebels, Doctors.
Sayan was also a songwriter/ performer with The Hot Doris Band who performed nationally in any venue that would have them. The Hot Doris Band was a live band that had a lot of fun.
They made various TV and radio appearances, including winning the studio vote on ‘Bob Says Opportunity Knocks’ with Bob Monkhouse, and then being knocked off the top spot the following week by 9-year-old Toni Warne. Amongst the many gigs, they played at the Theatre Royal Stratford East’s celebrated Variety Nights, compered by Kate Williams and Barry Cryer, they were the opening act of ‘Before The Act’, a gala to support the fight against Section 28 at the Piccadilly Theatre which featured an amazing cast of performers including Judi Dench, The Pet Shop Boys, detailed here by Ian McKellen http://www.mckellen.com/stage/00564.htm and performed at the Manchester Free Trade Hall on the night of the, now historic, Manchester March against Section 28 – an incredible day and night of protest alongside acts such as Tom Robinson, Jimmy Somerville, Erasure and many more. https://manchesterarchiveplus.wordpress.com/2018/08/22/never-going-underground-manchesters-resistance-to-section-28/