Jason Donovan to return to stage for Joseph musical

Danny Thompson
Contributor
LONDON -JANUARY 13: Singer Jason Donovan performs dressed in his outfit from the musical ‘Joseph And His Amazing Technicolour Dreamccoat’, on stage at G-A-Y at the Astoria, on January 13, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Jo Hale/Getty Images)

Any Dream Will Do for Jason Donovan as the former Neighbours star is set to return to the stage in an upcoming production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – this time playing the Pharoah rather than the lead role.

Aussie performer Donovan built on his fame from playing Scott Robinson in Neighbours, when he took on the role of Joseph in a stage production of Andrew LLoyd Webber’s musical back in 1991.

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Now, 28 years on and the singer will see if he still has what it takes to wow audiences at the London Palladium. He told the Mirror’s showbiz editor Mark Jefferies: “You never know the measure of a moment until it becomes a memory, and what a moment that was for me.

Joseph was a ground breaker in 1991, and what a blast it will be to be back on the prestigious Palladium stage and be part of it all again with a brand new cast in this re-imagined 2019 production.

“I’m looking forward to breathing new life into Pharoah and I’m so relieved he doesn’t wear a loincloth!”

Donovan become a household name in Australia and the UK when he joined the cast of Aussie soap Neighbours in 1986. His character Scott’s romance with Charlene Mitchell, played by pop icon Kylie Minogue, saw the pair become hugely popular, with both leaving the soap to pursue music careers.

Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan, TV Show ‘Tien om te zien’, Blankenberge, Belgium, 14/08/1989. (Photo by Gie Knaeps/Getty Images)

After a series of hits, including a number one duet with Ms. Minogue on Especially For You, the former soap star took up the lead role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at the London Palladium.

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The show was hugely successful, with a cast-sung album being number one in the UK album charts for two weeks, and the Donovan sung Any Dream Will Do also topping the charts.