Dutch musical SOLDIER OF ORANGE coming to London in 2020
Dutch musical Soldier of Orange will have its UK premiere at a specially created 360-degree theatre in London next year.
The production, which has been seen by over 2.8 million people in Holland, is based on the story of Dutch resistance fighter Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema, who joined the RAF during the Second World War. His story was adapted into a film of the same name in 1977 directed by Peter Verhoeven (RoboCop).
The musical, which will be performed in English, has a book by Edwin de Vries, with music and lyrics written by Tom Harriman and Pamela Phillips Oland. This first English production is adapted for the British stage by Jeremy Brock.
Soldier Of Orange will be performed in a special theatre (being built in late 2019, subject to planning permission) located in London’s Royal Docks, opposite London’s City Airport.
Audiences will sit on a special rotating 1100-seat platform, which slowly reveals a 360-degree panoramic set during the course of the show.
More information can be found at https://www.soldieroforange.com/
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Dutch landmark production ‘Soldier Of Orange – The Musical’ announces UK premiere!APRIL 3, 2019 COMMENTS OFFON DUTCH LANDMARK PRODUCTION ‘SOLDIER OF ORANGE – THE MUSICAL’ ANNOUNCES UK PREMIERE!
NEW Productions has today announced that Soldier of Orange – The Musical, the acclaimed historical Dutch theatre experience staged in a revolutionary 360-degree ‘surround set’, will open in a specially built new theatre in London’s Royal Docks in Autumn 2020.
Soldier of Orange – The Musical 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.
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 Tom Harriman and Pamela Phillips Oland. This first English production is adapted for the British stage by Jeremy Brock.
Soldier of Orange – The Musical to open in London
Producers have confirmed that a UK production of Dutch hit Soldier of Orange – The Musical will be coming to London.
Produced by NEW Productions, the acclaimed theatre experience is staged on a 360-degree panoramic set built especially for the production. Work on the purpose built theatre is scheduled to begin in 2019, with the musical set to open in 2020.
Watch the launch trailer for the show below:
The UK production of Soldier Of Orange – The Musical will be directed by renowned Dutch director Theu Boermans, with a book written by Edwin de Vries, and music and lyrics by Tom Harriman and Pamela Phillips Oland. The production has been adapted for the British stage by Jeremy Brock.
A roaring success in Holland, Soldier of Orange – The Musical has been seen by over 2.8 million people since opening in 2010, smashing theatre records in its home country.
The musical is based on the autobiography of Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema, a well-known Dutch resistance fighter and British RAF pilot who journaled his experiences during the Second World War in the book Soldaat van Oranje. The book was also adapted into a hit film in 1977 by Dutch auteur Paul Verhoeven (Robocop, Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Elle). A hit with critics, the film was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language film in 1980.
Soldier of Orange – The Musical uses a pioneering stage design called SceneAround. The revolutionary technology is specially designed for the production and is set to be used in the UK for the first time ever. As the story unfolds, the audiences seating platform rotates along a 360-degree panoramic set, revealing a 150-foot wide coastline, with sea, sand and rainstorms. The engaging experience will also see the audience transported into a world of student dorms, interrogation cells, a palace and an outdoor scene with a real DC3 Dakota Airplane.
Commenting on bringing the show to London, NEW Productions Producer Fred Boot exclaims: “We are looking forward to sharing this universal story of a group of friends, forced by war to make life-changing choices. It is a celebration of the time that the Allies came together to fight for our freedom and democracy.”
Soldier of Orange – The Musical is scheduled to open in London in 2020.
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