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Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Drama group show modern Anne Frank story (News piece for The Herald)

Words originally for Plymouth daily newspaper The Herald, completed on a week of work experience in December, yet to be published.

THE THOUGHT provoking story of Anne Frank is to be performed in a modern adaptation by Plymouth drama group Western College Players.

Directed by Gareth Roberts, who is also chairman for the theatre company, The Diary of Anne Frank will run at The Drum theatre for a number of shows in January.

Much loved and heart-wrenching, The Diary of a Young Girl was first transformed from a book into stage play The Diary of Anne Frank in 1955, and the members of Western College Players will be hoping to be equally as moving as the performance has proved in the past.

And the group will also be hoping that their latest production has the same appeal as some of their past productions, such as last year’s The Lion, the Withc and the Wardrobe, with many playing to sell out audiences.

Director and chairman Garteh Roberts said: “It is fantastic to be working on something so meaningful to so many.

“We’re doing everything within our capabilities to do justice to this incredible story of the strength of human spirit and I would like to congratulate our committed, talented cast on all their hard work.”

The Diary of Anne Frank appears at Theatre Royals Drum Theatre from January 18 - 22. Tickets, priced £12 for adults and £10 concession, are available from Theatre Royal’s box office on 01752 267222 or online at www.theatreroyal.com.

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