Australian Actor/singer Jason Donovan Refuses To Sign Up For Pantomimes Because Of Their Gruelling Performance Schedule.
The former Neighbours star is currently starring in the U.K. tour of musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert, and while he has done a lot of theatre work, he would never take on a festive production.
He tells Britain's The Independent newspaper, "I've never done panto. I don't fancy doing two shows a day - I don't care how much money they're paying you, it's not really my idea of fun. I think that's just punishment.
"I do hear they're a lot of fun, but I find it difficult enough doing eight shows a week, let alone 16. Never say never - but at this point in my life I'm not really in that zone. I like to have fun, but I also like to be quite creative with my roles... I think even most panto people would say that it's not really where you're digging deep for a creative process."