WATCH: Jason Donovon announces West Sussex tour dates
7:17am 20th March 2017
(Updated 9:21am 20th March 2017)
Jason Donovan has announced a new tour, and he's stopping off in West Sussex!
This Autumn, he will take to the road on a 34-date UK tour for his autobiographical show ‘Jason and his Amazing Midlife Crisis’.
The ‘in conversation' style show will be filled with stories, laughter and music spanning Jason’s amazing career.
The show will examine every aspect of Jason’s life, from where he began to where he is today as we revisit his past, present and future.
It will be a rare chance to get up close and personal with the star with an opportunity for the audience to ask questions. Jason will also perform some acoustic versions of his classic hits.
Jason said: “In the past I’ve either been too young, too busy or too dazed and confused to be able to make sense my life. But now, on the eve of my fiftieth birthday - and older and wiser, if a little more weathered - I believe that I am finally in a position to put my life into perspective.
"I’m in a great place, surrounded by good people and don’t feel like I need to prove myself any more”.
Jason was the ultimate 80’s heart-throb who commanded an audience of 22 million in ‘Neighbours’, dated Kylie and went on to score no fewer than 16 hit singles, sell over 30 million records worldwide and appear in a series of hit West End musicals.
Now aged 49 ½ and with a wealth of tantalising tales under his belt, Donovan’s autobiographical show takes the singer's looming 50th birthday as its starting point and zigzags back and forth through a life in which becoming a heart-throb at 18 and falling from grace at 27 plays only a tiny part.
Jason added: “My dad always said to me, the secret to a long and happy life is not to take it all too seriously.
"I’ve been on the edge, pushed my life to the extreme and come back from it which has actually made me stronger and made me realise what I DON’T want to do with my life.
"I think perhaps the key to a good life is keeping a balance both physically and mentally and the realisation that success is not the key to happiness, happiness is the key to success”
07 / 10 - Newark Palace Theatre
08 / 10 - Birmingham Town Hall
09 / 10 - Bury St Edmunds The Apex
11 / 10 - Stockport The Plaza
12 / 10 - Durham Gala Theatre
17 / 10 - Horsham The Capitol
18 / 10 - Shanklin Shanklin Theatre
19 / 10 - Harpenden Public Halls
20 / 10 - Redhill Harlequin Theatre
21 / 10 - East Grinstead Chequer Mead Theatre
23 / 10 - Harlow Playhouse
24 / 10 - Lancaster Grand Theatre
25 / 10 - New Brighton Floral Pavilion
26 / 10 - Wakefield Theatre Royal
27 / 10 - Winchester Theatre Royal
30 / 10 - Telford Oakengates Theatre
31 / 10 - Swindon Wyvern Theatre
01 / 11 - Milton Keynes The Stables
02 / 11 - Harrogate Harrogate Theatre
03 / 11 - Kings Lynn Corn Exchange
06 / 11 - Buxton Opera House
07 / 11 - Wimborne Tivoli Theatre
08 / 11 - Weston Super Mare The Playhouse
09 / 11 - Porthcawl Grand Pavilion
14 / 11 - Gateshead The Sage
15 / 11 - Livingston Howden Park Centre
16 / 11 - Stirling The Albert Hall
20 / 11 - Epsom The Playhouse
27 / 11 - Exeter Corn Exchange
28 / 11 - Taunton Brewhouse Theatre
29 / 11 - Camberley Camberley Theatre
01 / 12 - Lowestoft Marina Theatre
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