“When I write, I shake off all my cares. But I want to achieve more than that. I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met. I want to go on living even after my death.”
The spirit and resilience of Anne Frank shines through in a powerful dramatisation of her world-famous diaries.
Anne’s family were forced into hiding from the Nazis in Amsterdam during the occupation and Holocaust of World War II. They were joined by four others and managed to survive in a concealed attic for two years thanks to the bravery of their helpers.
Showing incredible wit, determination and strength of character in the face of unbelievable cruelty and horror, Anne’s writing is unfalteringly honest and leaves us with the legacy of the awful truth and tragedy of her situation.
Newport Playgoers Society’ presentation of The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett and adapted by Wendy Kesselman will play Newport’s Dolman Theatre from February 4th – 8th 2020.
Niamh Jones from Newport will be playing the role of Anne. Niamh previously appeared as William in Newport Playgoer’s production of Goodnight Mr Tom and has performed in many plays with The Dolman Theatre Works.
“I feel really honoured to be playing Anne, It’s a special privilege as she was a real person and I want to do the best I can in telling her story as truthfully as I can.”
Directed by Adele Cordner, the production will include live music composed and arranged by cellist Peter Thewless who recently performed in Pride and Prejudice. The production also features talented local dancers Seren Howells and Katie Francis-Teague, as well as popular actors from Newport Playgoers and some great new performers.
Tickets available from the Dolman Theatre box office at http://www.dolmantheatre.co.uk
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