Saturday 31 October 2020

Soldier of Orange stranded again; almost half of cast have coronavirus

Photo: Pvt pauline via Wikimedia Commons

Some 15 members of the cast of musical Soldier of Orange have tested positive for coronavirus and performances have been postponed until October 4, entertainment programme Shownieuws reported.

The show, about the exploits of Dutch resistance fighter Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema during World War II, had restarted at the beginning of the month after a six-month hiatus but with an audience of around 300 instead of the usual number of 1,100.

Producer Fred Boot said at the time that it would be impossible in the long run to keep the show going with a reduced audience. ‘We are losing many thousands of euros with every performance,’ he told the AD.

Soldier of Orange is the Netherlands’ most successful production, with its own designated theatre at a former airfield. It premiered in 2010 and has been performed to sell-out audiences some 3,000 times.

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