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The Diary of Anne Frank

“I want to go on living even after my death.” Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank
by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett

Directed by Guil Noronha and Lesley Coombes

The uplifting true story of a young girl

September 20 to October 7

Performance Dates/Times:

Evenings at 8pm - Sep 20, 22, 23, 29, 30; Oct 6, 7
Matinees at 2pm - Sep 24; Oct 1
Doors open 30 minutes before performances*

About the Play:

On her thirteenth birthday, Anne Frank’s parents give her a diary. She’s excited because she wants someone—or something—in which to confide all her secret thoughts. Even though she has a rich social life, she feels misunderstood by everyone she knows. Anne starts writing about daily events, her thoughts, school grades and boys.

But, within a month, her entire life changes.

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.

* Come along at 7:30pm on 20 September and help us celebrate opening night and enjoy complimentary refreshments before the show.

Ticket Prices:

Tickets: $22 (full); $17 (concession)
Group Concessions 10+: $17
Season Tickets for 2017: $55
Special discounts for large groups over 20 – contact info@maitlandreptheatre.org for more details

Running time

2 hours and 40 minutes including a 20 minute interval


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The Directors:

Directed by Guil Noronha and Lesley Coombes

The Cast:

Anne Frank - Abbey Matt
Otto Frank - Ian Robinson
Edith Frank - Dimity Eveleens
Margot Frank - Giverny Burke
Mr Van Daan - Brian Randell
Mrs Van Daan - Jo Cooper
Peter Van Daan - Chris Henderson
Mr Dussel - Oliver Pink
Miep Gies - Anna Balfour
Mr Kraler - Alastair Anderberg