St. James Theatre has announced that Anita Dobson will join Edward Seckerson in conversation on Sunday 20th March 2016 at 3pm.
Anita Dobson is one of our most distinguished actresses and has had an extensive, award-winning career in theatre, film and television.
Anita is perhaps best known for playing Angie Watts in Eastenders, a role for which she won the Pye award for Television Personality of the Year, the Daily Mirror’s Actress of the Year and the TV Times Actress of the Year award, voted for by the public. Other television credits include The Last Detective; New Tricks; The Bill; Hotel Babylon; Casualty; Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show; Green Santa; Little Crackers ‘My First Nativity’, playing opposite Catherine Tate; Sadie J; Moving On; Pompidou; Holby City and most recently Queen Elizabeth I in Armada.
Anita’s extensive theatre credits include Budgie (Cambridge Theatre); The Three Sisters (Royal Court); Kvetch (Garrick Theatre); Charley’s Aunt (Aldwych Theatre) Frozen (National Theatre) for which she was nominated for an Olivier, Evening Standard and London Critics Award; Chicago (Adelphi Theatre) Thoroughly Modern Millie (Shaftesbury Theatre); Hamlet (New Ambassadors and on tour); ‘Dolly Levi’ in Hello Dolly (Theatre Royal Lincoln and on tour); Calendar Girls at the Noel Coward Theatre; Sleeping Beauty (Richmond); ‘Joan Crawford’ in Bette and Joan at the Arts Theatre and recently She Stoops to Conquer at the Theatre Royal, Bath.
Anita’s film credits include Beyond Bedlam, Seaview Knights, Titchborne Clairmont, The Revengers Comedies, Obsession, Charlie, Solitary, The Rise and Fall of the Krays and most recently London Road based on Rufus Norris’ acclaimed National Theatre production. Anita has appeared on Strictly Come Dancing and also earned a silver disc for her hit record Anyone Can Fall in Love.
Edward Seckerson is a writer and broadcaster specialising in classical music, opera and musical theatre. He has a long-standing career in British print and broadcasting media, was formerly music critic on The Independent and for six years presented the popular BBC Radio 3 series Stage and Screen. More recently he has conducted live interviews on stage, including a number of times at the St. James Theatre, with distinguished actors, classical musicians and stars of musical theatre.
Tickets will go on sale to St. James Theatre members on Wednesday 3rd February at 10am, St. James Theatre friends on Thursday 4th February at 10am and on General Sale on Friday 5th February at 10am.