• Soldier of Orange coming in 2020?

    After thorough research in the UK, NEW Productions, the producer of Soldier of Orange – The Musical, the acclaimed historical Dutch theatre experience staged in a revolutionary 360-degree ‘surround set’ – has found an ideal location in London’s Royal Docks, opposite London’s City Airport. Subject to planning permission, the producer expects to start building their innovative new theatre by the end of 2019, with the aim of opening a UK-version of Soldier of Orange – The Musical in the second half of 2020.

    The production has been seen by over 2.8 million people in Holland, has broken all Dutch theatre records and celebrated eight years of sold-out shows in October last year. Soldier of Orange – The Musical is based on the autobiography of Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema (born on this day, 3 April 1917), a renowned Dutch resistance fighter and British RAF war pilot, who chronicled his remarkable WWII experiences. His book was also adapted for a Dutch international hit film in 1977 directed by Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct, RoboCop, Total Recall, Elle), which was nominated for a Golden Globe and starred Rutger Hauer in the title role.

    Soldier of Orange’s pioneering use of ‘SceneAround’ staging – a revolutionary theatre technology especially engineered for this production and to be used in the UK for the first time – pulls the audience into the story delivering a unique theatrical experience. The UK production will be directed by renowned Dutch director Theu Boermans. The book is written by Edwin de Vries, with music and lyrics written by Americans Tom Harriman and Pamela Phillips Oland. This first English production is adapted for the British stage by Jeremy Brock.

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