There were no cheers, no standing ovations and only hesitant muted clapping after the showing of The Diary of Anne Frank at the Sheringham Little Theatre recently.
Though Anne Frank never lived to seeher 16th birthday, her innermost thoughts scribbled on scraps of paperstill challenge us a full fifty years after her death ...
The Anne Frank family migrated from Germany to Amsterdam, Netherlands in the year 1933, the same year in which the Nazis gained overall control over Germany. They were however trapped by the Nazi army in Netherlands in May 1940, and suffered the most dreadful dream as Nazis began killing thousands and thousands of Jews all over the world as the part of their Holocaust.
Anne Frank along with her sister named Margot Frank, were transferred to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, living there and then later died there of typhus in the month of March in 1945. Her dairy received international fame due to her amazing words and her description of her sad daily life. Here are some which will take you to her world in which she suffered misery and horror off the hands of Nazis since she grew up.
The descriptions of the residents of the annex in Anne Frank’s diary were clear and the cast were exceptional in their portrayals of these characters. So much so that I didn’t need to know their names for I recognised them instantly. They were the gauche Peter (Zachary Green) cringingly introverted, Margot (Victoria Stowell) quiet and withdrawn and uncannily the image of the real Margot, pretentious and irksome Mrs Van Daan (Philippa Baillie), long suffering and greedy Mr. Van Daan (Martin Rodwell), spoilt, whiney Mr. Dussel (Richard Delahaye) and nervous, highly strung Edith (Janet Hignett) superb all.
Quotes by Anne frank are some of the most searched and praised words in the world. Annelies Marie Frank also known as Anne frank is one of the most prominent victims of the Holocaust. She wrote her diary named The Diary of a Young Girl in the wartime which has become the basis for several films and plays.
Anne Frank, played by Olivia Taylor, was quite rightly the star of the show. Just like the real Anne she bubbled with unquenchable life. You felt the yearning that Anne had to break free, to live, to dance and write and quite honestly Olivia was Anne Frank. She displayed natural and exceptional talent with aplomb.
Otto Frank (Matt Scantlebury) was the only annex survivor by the war’s end. He was the king pin that had held everyone together (both in the real annex and on stage). He returned to the stage alone and emotionally described the demise of his family and friends, the place, time and cause of each death. I’m sure there were tears in his eyes, or were they mine?
There were the four members of the Frank family, OttoFrank, Edith Frank, Margot and Anne, three from the Van Pels family, Herman andAuguste Van Pels and their son Peter, and an elderly man named Pfeffer, Miep'sdentist.