Amy Dawson as Anne Frank

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“When I write I can shake off all my cares. My sorrow disappears, my spirits are revived! But, and that’s a big question, will I ever be able to write something great, will I ever become a journalist or a writer?”Anne Frank
A Touring Consortium Theatre Company and York Theatre Royal production

By Frances Goodrich  &  Albert Hackett
Adapted by Wendy Kesselman
Directed by Nikolai Foster


Following 2010’s acclaimed production of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, The Touring Consortium Theatre Company and York Theatre Royal bring you another classic production.

Anne Frank’s famous diary charts two years of her life from 1942 to 1944. This extraordinary personal account of hope, courage and survival has united and touched people worldwide.

Whilst hidden from the Nazis with her Jewish family in a secret annex in Amsterdam, Anne documented her hopes, frustrations and day to day experiences.

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.

Christopher Timothy stars as Otto Frank. Christopher is one of the UK’s most popular actors and is best known for his roles as James Herriot in All Creatures Great and Small and Mac in the BBC series Doctors.

This epic and visually stunning new production evokes all of the sentiments of the original diary live on stage. This adaptation includes material that had originally been censored by Otto Frank and marks the 60th anniversary of the diarys publication in English.


Amy Dawson, Robert Galas, Dominic Gately, Sarah Ingram, Philip Marriott, Sally Oliver, Kerry Peers, Steven Pinder, Victoria Ross, Christopher Timothy, Andrew Westfield

Lighting Designer                      Richard G Jones

Designer                                    Morgan Large         

Composer & Sound Designer    David Shrubsole

“Christopher Timothy invests great dignity in Otto Frank”

The Guardian

“Amy Dawson in the title role…is a playful, irrepresible Anne, a fitting cheerleader for youth and hope and defiance. If the play is to stand as a notice to the arbitary evil natur of tyranny, she sweetly sings the song for life”

The Times

“Riveting, inspiring….humbling and uplifting”

“Christopher Timothy shines”

“Moving and memorable”

“It shatters the heart. It is like watching a vibrant, exquisite fawn through the lens of a hunter’s rifle” 

 New York Times