THE DIARY

OF

ANNE FRANK



by

Frances Goodrich
& Albert Hackett


adapted by

Wendy Kesselman



CHURCH HILL THEATRE, Morningside Road, Edinburgh.

31st May - 3rd June 2017


Evening performances at 7.30pm on 31st May, 1st & 2nd June.

Matinee performance at 2.30pm on 3rd June.

 

Anne Frank and her family were forced to hide for nearly two years in a secret annexe at the back of her father’s company building in Amsterdam to escape Nazi persecution. The memoirs of this young Jewish girl have become one of the most famous and haunting stories to emerge from the 20th century and are an essential part of how we remember one of the darkest periods of our human history.

This gripping adaptation by Wendy Kesselman allows the audience to experience Anne in a way that breathes life into this passionate, complex young woman, allowing us to share her relatable experience of adolescence as a familiarly modern teenager. In the secret annexe, Anne comes of age – she laughs, plays, fights with her mother and falls in love for the first time. Despite her oppressive circumstances and the horrors that surround her, Anne’s spirit, dynamism, luminous spirit, and her story of resilience, continue to resonate deeply, making her story as vital today as when her diary was first published.

Presented by special arrangement with Samual French Ltd.


Anne Frank: A History of Today - exhibition in the Church Hill Theatre Studio run by the Anne Frank Trust UK.



Creative Team

Director
NILOO-FAR KHAN
Scenic Designer
MIKE BROWNSELL
Lighting Designer
NIGEL JARVIS
Wardrobe Mistress
SHEILA SOMERVILLE
Production Manager
DAVID SPILLER

The Cast

Anne Frank
CAROL BRYCE
Margot Frank
ALIX SPINKS
Otto Frank
PAT HYMERS
Edith Frank
LYNN CAMERON
Mr. van Daan
GRAHAM BELL
Mrs. van Daan
ANNE MACKENZIE
Peter van Daan
KYLE SUTHERLAND
Albert Dussel
IAIN MENZIES
 
 
Mr. Kraler
JOHN SOMMERVILLE
Miep Gies
VICTORIA GARNER
 
 
 
 
Nazi Officer
KEVIN EDIE
Nazi Officer
MIKE KEENAN
Nazi Officer
PETER MORRISON
 
 


Press Reviews

All Edinburgh Theatre **** - 1st June 2017

"... both timely and accomplished."

Read the All Edinburgh Theatre Review


EdinburghGuide.com *** - 2nd June 2017

"...an excellent job of bringing the challenging story to life."

Read the EdinburghGuide.com Review