Jason Donovan came into our lives in the late 80s as Scott Robinson in the hit Australian series, Neighbours. Throughout 1988/89 he had several hits and his album Ten Good Reasons was the best-selling album of 1989. His hits included Too Many Broken Hearts, Especially For You (with Kylie Minogue), Any Dream Will Do, Sealed With A Kiss and many more.
Since then he has rarely been away from stage or screen. Jason’s record breaking run in Joseph in the early 90s preceded The Rocky Horror Show, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Priscilla, among others.
Jason performed at Concert For Diana, made the I’m A Celebrity and Strictly Come Dancing finals, found his Australian ancestors on Who Do You Think You Are and in 2018/19, travelled the country, completing 125 shows on his Amazing Midlife Crisis Tour including a sold out week at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Jason recently worked on his first theatre producing project, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and spent the summer back at the London Palladium as Pharaoh in the sold out Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
The Bristol Hippodrome, the city’s very own West End theatre, opened its doors on 16 December 1912 when the curtain rose for the first time on what was generally agreed to be Oswald Stoll’s most magnificent provincial theatre.
It is a superb example of the grand architecture of the late Victorian era and is one of the masterpieces of design by Frank Matcham, the most eminent theatre architect of his time.
Towards the beginning of the century, the theatre staged a variety of acts as a Music Hall. Since then, and due to the fact that it has one of the largest theatre stages in Britain, The Bristol Hippodrome has established itself on the touring circuit for all major musical productions, thus becoming known as Bristol’s West End Theatre.