Soldier of Orange / Theaterhangaar

Soldier of Orange


Age category-

Indication entrance fees

- Adults€39,10 - €80,10
- Kids€39,10 - €80,10
- seniors / 65+€39,10 - €80,10


31/12/2013 - 31/12/2018


vliegveld Valkenburg Bij Leiden


Soldier of Orange – The Musical

Until the day that German troops invade the Netherlands in May 1940, Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema and his friends lead ordinary, untroubled lives as students at the University of Leiden. Suddenly, these callow young men are confronted with choices that will change them forever. From here on, nothing will ever be the same. Will they ignore the war completely, fight for freedom, Queen and country, or even take the enemy’s side?

Soldier of Orange – The Musical is based on the true story of one of the greatest Dutch resistance fighters, Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema, who escaped to england at the start of the war. From there he smuggled radio transmitters into the Netherlands and piloted an RAF plane on bombing runs over Germany. He became personal secretary to Queen Wilhelmina in London and was awarded the highest Dutch military honor for his work in the resistance.
In 1970, Hazelhoff Roelfzema published a novel about his adventures. In 1976, Paul Verhoeven adapted the book into an Oscar-nominated film. Soldier of Orange – The Musical is nevertheless based on Hazelhoff Roelfzema’s own version of the story.

Soldier of Orange – The Musical premiered on 30 October 2010, with Her Majesty Queen Beatrix in attendance. The performance takes place in the largest indoor theatrical stage set ever built. The audience experiences the show in ‘SceneAround’, a theatrical performance solution specially developed for this production. The audience is seated in a 360-degree rotating auditorium that turns from set to set, accompanied by a 180-degree projection surface. As of April 2018 Soldier of Orange – The Musical has played over 2300 sold-out performances to a total audience of over 2,500,000 in almost 7,5 years.

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