Jason Donovan review, The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Jason Donovan.
Picture: CLIFFORD HICKS

Jason Donovan. Picture: CLIFFORD HICKS

Two comfortable chairs took centre stage while a microphone stand and guitar sat stage left.

And for much of the evening the star of the show sat and talked honestly and openly to Andy Richardson about his career from Neighbours through to his starring role in Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and beyond.

There was his career-threatening throat complaint which struck two years ago and has restricted his singing and his horrific destructive period on drugs.

There were also clips of some of his hit videos on screen, stage rear, along with light-hearted moments during Jason’s Amazing Mid Life Crisis Tour show.

And he thrilled his adoring, mainly female fans in a sold-out auditorium, by picking up his guitar and mic to perform an acoustic version of Any Dream Will Do and Too Many Broken Hearts.

He won the hearts and minds of a nation during a glorious run to the final of I’m A Celebrity before wowing millions with his moves on Strictly Come Dancing which he retold.

At age 49½, and with a wealth of tantalising tales under his belt, his autobiographical show took him on a zigzagging course back and forth through his chequered career from star of stage and screen, radio DJ, actor, performer, friend, father, husband, brother, son and a confirmed National Treasure.

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