It has been announced that Anita Dobson will play Mrs Hardcastle in She Stoops to Conquer at the Theatre Royal Bath.
Directed by Lindsay Posner, the production opens on 8th July (previews from 1st July) and runs until 18th July 2015.
Oliver Goldsmith’s 1773 classic play is described as a "delightfully warm and witty romp filled with a sweep of brilliant comic characters, hilarious misunderstandings, mischief and mayhem."
Anita Dobson is best known for playing Angie Watts in EastEnders. Her stage roles have included Gertrude in Hamlet, Bette Davis in Bette and Joan, Mistress Quickly in The Merry Wives of Windsor for the RSC and Jocasta in Steven Berkoff’s Oedipus.
Dobson has also appeared in the West End productions of Calendar Girls and Thoroughly Modern Millie. This spring she will star in ‘Armada’ on BBC Two, a documentary series about Queen Elizabeth I.
Lindsay Posner is one of the UK’s greatest directors of comedy. His production of Hay Fever starring Felicity Kendal, which he directed for the 2014 summer season at Bath, is about to transfer to the Duke of York’s. Other recent successes include Speed The Plow, Noises Off, Abigail’s Party and Relatively Speaking.