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Anita Dobson cast in Cinderella in Northampton

Published: 6 April 2019

Anita Dobson will play the Wicked Stepmother in Northampton Royal and Derngate’s 2019 panto Cinderella.

Dobson first rose to fame as Angie Watts, the first landlady of the Queen Vic, in the BBC soap EastEnders. She went on to appear in many other television series including Red Dwarf, Rab C Nesbitt and her own BBC sitcom Split Ends.

Her stage credits include Mama Morton in Chicago and Madame Morrible in Wicked, both in the West End, Joan Crawford in Anton Burge’s Bette and Joan in 2012 which toured to Northampton and an Olivier-nominated performance in Bryony Lavery’s Frozen at the National Theatre.

Cinderella will run at Royal and Derngate from Friday 6 until Sunday 29 December.

Steve Orme