Following the success of last year’s To Kill a Mocking Bird the Grand Theatre in Blackpool have teamed up with the Touring Consortium again.

The Touring Consortium Theatre Company, led by producer Jenny King, is a group of UK theatres who annually co-produce one large-scale drama, supported by high quality education work. This year’s production, Diary of Anne Frank, will be taking to the Grand Theatre’s stage from Monday 16th April.

The beautifully tender and heartbreaking story of Anne Frank charts two years of her life from 1942-1944. Hidden from German Nazis with her Jewish family in a secret annex in Amsterdam, Anne documented her hopes, frustrations and day-to-day experiences in her diary.

The production dramatises Anne’s observations of herself, her companions and the world around her in the most hostile of environments.

Marking the 60th anniversary of the diary’s publication in English this extraordinary personal account of hope, courage and survival has united and touched people all over the world. The cast is led by All Creatures Great and Small star Christopher Timothy.

Diary of Anne Frank will be supported by a programme of Education and Learning workshops and plays at The Grand Theatre, Blackpool from 16 - 21 April, 2012.