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Edwin de Vries

Edwin de Vries is a Dutch script writer, actor and director. Edwin was responsible for scripts of In the Shadow of Victory, Left Luggage, The Discovery of Heaven and Summer Heat. De Vries wrote the immensely popular Dutch drama television series Doctor Deen, which broadcasted its fourth season in 2018. Edwin also directed six out of the ten new episodes of Doctor Deen. Together with NEW Productions and Theu Boermans, De Vries is currently working on a new historical production with the working title New Amsterdam – The Musical, about the history of New York. As an actor, Edwin appeared in television series De Vlaamsche Pot, My Daughter And Me and S1ngle. In theatre, he acted in Scenes From A Marriage, Trouw, Art, Who is afraid of Virginia Woolf? and De Pianist.  The performance “Westerbork serenade” premiered on May 4, 2016.  Edwin received a Dutch Gouden Kalf for Best Scenario written for The Discovery of Heaven and the Louis D’or for Best Male Lead in Who is afraid of Virginia Woolf?

“The location of Soldier of Orange – The Musical at the former military airbase Valkenburg in the Netherlands, is very special, not just because of the hangar converted into a theatre.  For the Netherlands, the Second World War started in this coastal area.  In the May days of 1940, the first German paratroopers landed here in the dunes. The first press conference for the recordings of Soldaat van Oranje the film was even held at Valkenburg Airport, although the film and the musical are entirely different productions.  The musical is more of a free adaptation of the book by Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema. Incredible, that the performance has now broken all records and is playing for eight years already.“