You’d expect to leave the above entitled production mildly if not manically depressed. Concerned with a family in hiding, forced to live as trapped animals on account of their race; not really a supposition for light entertainment. However, the performances by this amateur group were both touching and humorous, and thankfully didn’t leave the audience suicidal.
The cast managed to effectively capture the atmosphere of suffocation and repression… despite some dodgy accents. Laura Jones succeeded in the daunting task of doing justice to Anne’s character. However, the star performance was certainly that of Adam Bartle-Griffiths as Otto Frank, whose closing monologue was the most poignant moment of the play. The production auspiciously emphasised light moments to offset the inevitable, notorious conclusion of this play.