Peter Gardener returns in musical Soldier of Orange

Peter Gardener returns in musical Soldier of Orange

Actor Peter Gardener returns to the musical Soldier of Orange. He takes over from next week again the role of Van ‘t Sant, the adjutant of queen Wilhelmina.

The Frisian actor shares the role with actor Raymond Paardekooper. Gardener has played the role previously for eight months in 2016.

The leading role of Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema is from this week played by actors Sebastien Berman and Theo Martijn Wever. They go the role of the famous Engelandvaarder for the first play.

The role of queen Wilhelmina over the coming months divided by Henriëtte Tol, Sylvia Poorta and Myranda Jongeling. The three actresses played the queen was already in the successful musical. Actor Marcel Harteveld prolongeert his role as a hero of the resistance, Chris.

The musical has been extended until december. This means that the production, which since 2010 draws sold-out audiences, on 30 October, her seventh birthday to celebrate.


Soldier of Orange tells the story of Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema, who in the Second world War participated in the Leiden student resistance. The piece is based on his oorlogsmemoires.

The show now has all the Dutch theatre – and musicalrecords broken. There is no other show in the Netherlands, where it has ever had as many visitors a ticket to have bought it, and no other show was ever in the Netherlands as long as contiguous. Already almost 2.5 million people saw the piece.

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