Jason Donovan spills all on the Fringe

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He was the ultimate 80’s heart-throb who commanded an audience of 22 million in Neighbours, went on to score no fewer than 16 hit singles, sell more than 30 million records worldwide and appear in a series of hit West End musicals. But at the time, it didn’t make him happy…

Join Jason Donovan at Assembly, George Square Gardens, later this month when he makes his Fringe debut in Jason and his Amazing Midlife Crisis: An Afternoon of Musings, Music and Mischief.

In the conversation, Donovan will share many of the moments from the last four decades that he just wasn’t able to talk about on daytime television.

With many guises – he’s a star of stage and screen, radio DJ, actor, performer, friend, father, husband, brother, son and confirmed National Treasure - he will recall the highlights and challenges and the opportunities and obstacles of being all of those things.

While it may have taken him until now to come to the Fringe, Donovan is no stranger to the Capital having starred at all three of the city’s main theatres in productions such as The King’s Speech, Priscilla The Musical, Million Dollar Quartet and The Rocky Horror Show.

Donovan’s self-effacing, mercurial story-telling is sure to shatter your illusions of the ‘teen heart throb’ in this witty and entertaining show.

Having recently turned 50 and with a wealth of tales to share, this autobiographical show will be filled with stories and laughter spanning his amazing career - expect a couple of stripped back acoustic versions of his classic hits.

Jason and his Amazing Midlife Crisis: An Afternoon of Musings, Music and Mischief, Spiegeltent Palais Du Variete, Assembly George Square, 22-26 August, 3pm, £16, 0131-623 3030