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Studio Theatre's tribute to Anne
11:28am Thursday 17th January 2008 in Entertainments
THE Diary of Anne Frank has become a modern classic and certainly one of the most poignant documents to emerge from World War Two.
A living testimony to the bravery of a Jewish girl caught up in the nightmare and horror of Hitler's final solution, the diary, published posthumously, was adapted for the stage by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett.
Salisbury's Studio Theatre is bringing this adaptation to life next week at its premises in Ashley Road. Directed by Richard Clarke, the play is set in the secret annexe of the building at 263 Prinsen-gracht where Anne's father, Otto Frank, had his business. The play follows the trials and tribulations of eight people in hiding during the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam.
Newcomer to Studio Theatre, Emilia Bottari, pictured, takes the title role of Anne, with fellow newcomers Kate Ryan as Margot and Ethan Friskney-Adams as Peter Van Daan.
Performances run from Tuesday to Saturday next week, with a special matinee on Saturday, January 26, as Studio Theatre's contribution to Holocaust Memorial Day. Tickets are available from Cross Keys Bookshop in Salisbury.