Dutch landmark production Soldier of Orange
Dutch landmark production Soldier of Orange to come to the UK with 360º revolving auditorium
Seen by over 3 million people, this unique production has broken all Dutch theatre records and celebrated nine years of sold-out performances in October last year, making it the longest ever running musical in the Netherlands. Now running up to and including October 2020.
View of the entrance to the Royal Docks Theatre designed by WilsonOwensOwens Architects
The music theatre production Soldier of Orange is based on the autobiography of Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema, a renowned Dutch resistance fighter and British RAF war pilot, who chronicled his remarkable WWII experiences. After escaping to England at the start of the war, he smuggled radio transmitters into the Netherlands and piloted an RAF plane on bombing runs over Germany. He became aide-de-camp to Queen Wilhelmina and was awarded the highest Dutch military honour for his work in the resistance.
Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema’s book was adapted for an international hit film in 1977 directed by Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct, RoboCop, Total Recall and Elle) which was nominated for a Golden Globe starring Rutger Hauer in the title role.
The audience will experience the show in ‘SceneAround’, a theatrical performance solution specially developed for this production. The audience is seated on a 360º rotating auditorium that turns from set to set, accompanied by 180º projections, to create an unforgettable theatre experience.
Soldier of Orange will open in London in the purpose built Royal Docks Theatre. Register below and be the first to receive information about the show, the theatre and pre-sale.