Alexander Campbell (Otto Frank) and Phoebe Harris (Anne Frank). Phillipa Karn Photography

Anne Frank started to write her diary on her 13th birthday in June 1942, just two weeks before she and her family were forced to go into hiding in Nazi-occupied Holland.

 Written from the cramped conditions of an annex in her father’s spice warehouse, Anne’s poignant, feisty and often very funny account of her life over a two-year period has become the most widely read piece of non-fiction – apart from the Bible.

Her insights and courage continue to inspire more than 60 years after her diary was first published.  

Waiheke Theatre Company was lucky to get well-known actor and director Simon Prast to direct this play. His friend Teresa Sokolich, who has just ended her year-long position as theatre manager of Artworks Theatre, persuaded him to work with Waiheke actors, coming over from Auckland three times a week to rehearse with the cast.  

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