The Diary of a Teenage Girl to run at the Southwark Playhouse in 2017
The Diary of a Teenage Girl comes to the Southwark.
Presented by Atomicus Entertainment, the play is based on the graphic novel by Phoebe Gloeckner and has been adapted by Marielle Heller. Directed by Alexander Parker, it will feature designs by Andrew Riley, lighting by David Howe and sound by James Nicholson.
The play recounts the coming-of-age adventures of Minnie Goetze, a San Francisco teenager growing up in the counterculture haze of the 1970s. Lonely and artistic, Minnie chronicles her trials through expressive drawings and painfully honest missives confided to a tape recorder. One fateful evening alone with her mother’s boyfriend, Minnie is confronted with her burgeoning sexuality for the first time, and suddenly this precocious teen is in way over her head.
The novel was adapted into a motion picture film in 2015 starring Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård and Kristen Wiig.
Phoebe Gloeckner is a graphic novelist and a Professor at the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art and Design. Her writing credits include 'A Child's Life and Other Stories', as well as many short stories, illustrations, and comics which have appeared in a variety of publications over the last 25 years.
Casting and further creative details for the stage production are to be announced.