Anne’s tragic story hits the stage

Christopher Timothy and Amy Dawson in the Diary of Anne Frank.
Christopher Timothy and Amy Dawson in the Diary of Anne Frank.

CHRISTOPHER Timothy is to play Otto Frank in a brand new production of The Diary Of Anne Frank, to be seen at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from May 8-12.

Following last year’s acclaimed production of To Kill A Mockingbird, the Touring Consortium Theatre Company and York Theatre Royal are bringing another classic text to the stage. This is an epic and visually stunning new production of The Diary of Anne Frank.

Anne Frank’s famous diary charts two years of her life from 1942 to 1944. This Pulitzer Prize-winning play dramatises Anne’s wry, witty and poignant observations of herself, her family and their fellow occupants as they lived from day to day in the confinement of their shared attic home.

This extraordinary personal account of hope, courage and survival has united and touched people worldwide. This adaptation evokes all of the sentiments of the original diary live on stage and includes material that had originally been censored by Otto Frank and marks the 60th anniversary of the diary’s publication in English.

Christopher Timothy is best known for his roles as James Herriot in All Creatures Great and Small and Mac in the BBC series Doctors.

He is joined by an outstanding cast of ten: Amy Dawson, Robert Galas, Dominic Gately, Sarah Ingram, Philip Marriott, Sally Oliver, Kerry Peers, Steven Pinder, Victoria Ross and Andrew Westfield.

Nikolai Foster is one of the most talented directors working in the UK today. His credits include a new production of the Broadway musical Annie, As You Like it, Flashdance, All the Fun of the Fair, Hay Fever, and The Witches of Eastwick. He also directed the Touring Consortium Theatre’s Company’s production of Kes in 2009.

This new production promises to be a powerful retelling of one of the most inspiring accounts of hope, courage, love and survival ever written, which continues to unite and touch people worldwide, 65 years after its first publication.

For tickets, contact the box office on 0115 9895555.