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The Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank
A play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, based upon ‘Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl’
Newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman
Produced and Directed by Jean Franks
5 – 10 December 2005

Few more poignant true stories emerged from World War II than the diary of young Anne Frank. Published long afterwards by her father, the only family survivor, it records the minutiae of twenty-five months that two Jewish families spent in hiding from the Gestapo in an Amsterdam warehouse attic. The constant secrecy, growing hunger and friction of living in such cramped conditions could not dull Anne’s vibrant personality or her passion for living.


Anne Frank – Jenny Thompson
Otto Frank – Richard Self
Edith Frank – Janet Pearce
Margot Frank – Holly Jarman
Miep Gies – Jenny Tallowin Snee
Peter Van Daan – Andrew Hales
Mr Kraler – Nigel Taylor
Mrs Van Daan – Catherine Bateman
Mr Van Daan – John Hart
Mr Dussel – John Summers
First man – Michael Bate
Second man – Kim Brett
Third man – Sam Dean
Radio voice overs – Colin Bailey, Tom Ellis, Keith Jarman


Set Designer and Stage Manager – Graham Peters
Lighting Designer – Alan Hunt
Lighting Operators – Pam and Alan Hunt, Wendi Freeman, Michael Cooper
Sound Designer – Jean Franks
Sound Operator – Bill Brookes
Voice Over Recordings – Keith Jarman
Properties – Angela Arnell, May Lynn, John Penn, Sarah Boyd
Wardrobe – Carole Bramall
Costume Coordinator – Shelley Peters
Assistant Stage Manager – Marion Ellis
Set Construction – Graham’s Gestalt Group

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