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.
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.