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Hunt is on for an Anne Frank

PUBLISHED: 15:06 27 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:26 23 August 2010

CHRONICALER: Anne Frank.

CHRONICALER: Anne Frank.

AUDITIONS to appear in a production based on the life of Anne Frank have been announced. Gravesend & District Theatre Guild will be casting for the adaptation of diary of the famous young WWII chronicler. Director Andrew Hogarth said: It is a very impo

AUDITIONS to appear in a production based on the life of Anne Frank have been announced.

Gravesend & District Theatre Guild will be casting for the adaptation of diary of the famous young WWII chronicler.

Director Andrew Hogarth said: "It is a very important story which contains a theme that is still relevant today.

"It is a challenge personally because it is such a strong subject. With the lead role we will be looking for someone very talented to carry it off."

The Diary of Anne Frank, written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, was first produced in the 1950s, running for more than 700 shows, and was then revitalised in 1997, when a young Natalie Portman was cast to play the lead.

The story sticks faithfully to the account by 13-year-old Anne of how she and her family hid for two years from Nazi persecution in Amsterdam.

In her daily journal Anne recorded the trials and tribulations of the people around her trying to live a normal life in the cramped conditions of the tiny loft whilst under the constant threat of discovery by the Germans.

The guild is looking for actresses aged up to 17 to play Anne, and up to 20 for her sister Margot.

They also need performers in the roles of Otto Frank and his wife, Mr and Mrs Van Daan and their son Peter (ages up to 18) Mr Dussel, Miep Gies and Mr Kraler.

A workshop is due to be held at the Vale Road Theatre tonight (Thursday Jan 28) from 8pm to 10pm before the audition on Sunday at noon.

Rehearsals will then begin on February 4, with the show expected to run on May 27, 28 and 29.

For more information contact the director Mr Hogarth on 07810 258483 or the production manager Jane Fenlon on 01474 567813.

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