The Sin City beauty hit the London stage alongside Thandie Newton, singer/actress Neneh Cherry, Sting's producer wife Trudie Styler and British comedienne Meera Syal to stage A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer.
The show, made up of a series of short monologues, was aimed at raising awareness about women's rights and boosting donations to charities Women for Women International, V-Day and the Domestic Violence Intervention Project.
Speaking before the production, Dawson told the London Evening Standard newspaper, "One in three women are going to be raped, killed, beaten or abused in their lifetime and that's a huge number of women.
"The show is entertaining, thought-provoking and emotional. I've never been on the stage in London before and it's a great opportunity to get up there and do something I'm passionate about."
The Goodness Gracious Me star's daughter Chameli Bhatia, 19, was recently cleared of accusations she attacked a friend with a glass at a party, and during the court proceedings, it emerged she had suffered at the hands of 'cyber-bullies'.
Syal has now spoken out against internet bullying, insisting more should be done to protect youngsters.
She tells Britain's Sunday Telegraph, "I suspect there are very few parents in the country whose children have not been subject to cyber-bullying, whether by internet, Blackberry messenger, or text. While I am a passionate defender of free speech I think the time has come to examine carefully when a freely expressed opinion turns into something akin to victimisation and trial by media."
Chameli Bhatia, 19, faced a charge of actual bodily harm after she was accused of wounding schoolmate Christian Pannell, who needed 14 stitches to treat cuts to his face.
Bhatia insisted the incident was an accident, and on Thursday (03Nov11), she was found not guilty of attacking Pannell.
Syal, famous for her comedy roles on U.K. TV, wept with relief when she heard the news in London's Snaresbrook crown court, and told reporters afterwards, "We always believed in her innocence.”