Songs will include the chart‐toppers Too Many Broken Hearts, Especially For You and Any Dream Will Do and for the first time ever, Jason will be performing a selection of songs from the musicals he has starred in. These will include songs from Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, The Rocky Horror Show and Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
Jason commented: “Having not done my own live shows for a while I can’t wait to get out there again amongst my fans and deliver a new energetic show that is both personal, creative and reflective ... something that is both nostalgic and just a bloody good night out.”
Jason Donovan came into our lives in the late 1980s as Scott Robinson in the hit Australian series, Neighbours. His pop hits started emerging in 1988 and his album Ten Good Reasons was the best‐selling album of 1989. His massive 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, Priscilla, and The Sound of Music, Annie Get Your Gun, The King’s Speech, Million Dollar Quartet and Jeff Wayne’s The War Of The Worlds. 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 Festival. Jason recently worked on his first theatre producing project, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and spent summer 2019 back at the London Palladium as Pharaoh in the sold out Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
There has been a theatre on George Street for almost 185 years. The first theatre was built in 1836, and a second in 1886. In 1908, the Dorrill family took over the venue and finally in 1934, the third Theatre opened; the ‘New Theatre’. Stanley Dorrill masterminded the rebuilding of the theatre as we know it today. He commissioned a new building from the well-known theatre architects William and T.R. Milburn of Sunderland. The Milburns developed the decadent art-deco interior with T.P Bennett and Sons, who also designed the Saville Theatre in London.