Cabaretier Paul van Vliet stop action
Cabaretier Paul van Vliet stops playing. He completes this fall his series of onemanshows in the Koninklijke Schouwburg in The Hague. Thereafter, the 81-year-old theatericoon only for occasional performances on the stage, so made the theatre Saturday known.
In total, there will be Van Vliet, his performance Only on Sunday is still six times play. The last time on Sunday 10 december.
The ticket sales for this last series is Saturday launched. The Hague comedian was over the past five years, on Sundays Only 86 times, each time for a sold-out hall.
“I am very proud and pleased with the great success of Only on Sunday”, says Van Vliet. “My performances are by a large audience of all ages gratefully embraced. A beautiful end of my career where I with the fullest and enjoying it.” The comedian continues to work as an ambassador for UNICEF.
In 2016 let Van Vliet still know that he is “still not thinking about retirement”. He felt no need for rest.
Van Vliet began with cabaret when he was in the fifties in Leiden studied law. He played then in various companies and set up the New Schoolstraat in The Hague, the small theater Pepijn. Then he played decades onemanshows at home and abroad.
The comedian made himself immortal with popular characters as Majoor Kees, Baron Taets van Avezaethe in the Hague, Benny. Many songs of van Vliet became hits, such as Girls of thirteen, Safely behind dad on the bike, or Dad is stuck on the sixties.
Also, Van Vliet roles in various plays and musicals such as My Fair Lady and love letters, a performance with Anne-Wil Blankers, who several times was resumed. The comedian received a large number of awards and prizes. He won a Golden Harp, an Edison and Libraries of The Hague, Rotterdam and Flanders. He is also a Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion.