The Diary of Anne Frank
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Based on the true diaries of a Jewish family hiding from the Nazis. Her father published the diaries long afte rthe war - he being the only member of the family to survive. This is a poignant and true story of an ordinary family in extreme circumstances as for 25 months they are hidden from the Gestapo in an Amsterdam attic.
11 July 2011
The Diary of Anne Frank at Upstairs at the Gatehouse is a witty and faithful portrayal of the experiences of eight people hiding from the Nazis, adapted from the real diary entries of the teenage Anne.
Director Thom Southerland shows the very human emotions that people go through when forced to live so closely together. Certain touches bring these everyday challenges to life: the audible relief when it is six o’clock and they can make some noise; the over done enthusiasm with which they greet the two regular visitors from the outside; and the pent up anger, which they occasionally vent towards one another.
Helen Philips as Anne Frank is quite annoying at the start of the play. She rushes around making impulsive gestures and loudly trying to attract attention to herself. In fact what she does is show exactly how difficult it was for a thirteen-year-old girl to have her life interrupted in this way. It is interesting to see her transformatio...
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