Anita Dobson stars as Joan Crawford in Bette & Joan at the Arts Theatre in London

ANITA DOBSON in Bette & Joan

Photo: © Roy Tan

This spring Anita Dobson will star in the world premiere of a new play based on the long-running feud between Hollywood movie stars Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.

Bette & Joan by Anton Burge will star Anita Dobson and Greta Scacchi as the famous movie icons, at the Arts Theatre from 5 May to 25 June 2011. The show will be directed by Bill Alexander.

Anita Dobson’s theatre credits include the title role in the UK tour of Hello Dolly and her 2004 Whatsonstage award-winning performance in Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Also Budgie, with Adam Faith, Tom Stoppard’s Rough Crossing, My Lovely Shayna Maidel and Gertrude in the English Touring Theatre production of Hamlet. She was last seen on stage in Tim Firth’s West End production of Calendar Girls.

On TV her best known role is as Angie in BBC serial drama EastEnders. Other credits include Red Dwarf, Rab C Nesbitt, Split Ends, Dangerfield, Sunburn, Casualty, Holby City, Hotel Babylon, The Last Detective, The Stretch, Urban Gothic and The Bill. Film work includes Sweet Revenge.

Book tickets to Bette & Joan at the Arts Theatre in London