Giffnock Theatre Players bring the powerful story of Anne Frank to life

The Diary of Anne Frank is at Eastwood Park Theatre, from May 1 to 4.
The Diary of Anne Frank is at Eastwood Park Theatre, from May 1 to 4.

Member David Pearson said that the season had once again provided audiences with a varied programme of plays.

He continued: “Back in October, our production of Martin McDonagh’s dark comedy The Cripple of Inishmaan was immensely well-received in Glasgow’s West End Webster’s Theatre.

“And in January, we returned to Eastwood Park Theatre with the thriller Dial M For Murder, made famous by the Hitchcock movie version.

“We had performed Dial M For Murder exactly 30 years previously, and judging by audience reactions and rave reviews after the performances, like all classics it has very much stood the test of time.

“Many readers will be familiar with the story. For two years Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis in concealed attic rooms in Amsterdam.

“We will be performing the adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, which is a later and more relevant version of Anne’s story, where she documents difficult family dynamics, her budding first romance, her hopes, fears and dreams – all the while also chronicling the ever-present Nazi threat.

“We are looking forward to bringing her powerful story to life with a cast of 10, including a number of young actors new to GTP.”

The Diary of Anne Frank will be performed in Eastwood Park Theatre from Wednesday, May 1, until Saturday, May 4, at 7.30pm, with an additional Saturday matinee performance at 2.30pm.

Tickets are £15 and £13 (plus booking fee), and can be purchased from Eastwood Park Theatre’s box office in person, or online at www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk/boxoffice, or by phoning 07518 201756.

Additionally there is a special schools matinee performance on Thursday, May 2, at 2pm. Readers can purchase seats for special price of £10 by telephoning the above number.

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