23-02-2012 - 24-02-2012
Souvenir d'Anne Frank
Years after the war, Otto Frank, Anne's father, sent a rose named the Souvenir d'Anne Frank to Japan. First nurtured there by Mr Yamamuro, it now blossoms and grows in the gardens of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and every Japanese city. Cultivated by children - a symbol of peace and reconciliation.
In Souvenir d'Anne Frank, a young Japanese girl finds herself drawn deep into a landscape of dreams and memories as she shares the beautiful story of the rose, in Japan. The haunting songs and music of Colin Decio's richly evocative Piano Trio for Anne Frank (piano, violin and cello) performed live, weave through this fresh new work. And the stories of Anne, told in her own words, of her father Otto, and of Miep Gies, their Dutch helper, move and inspire, bringing West and East together in a unique and fascinating music and theatre fusion.
An educational, creative outreach programme accompanies the tour.Darlington Arts Centre