Last week Dutch actor Gijs Scholten van Aschat was nominated for the Louis d’ Or Award, the equivalent of a Tony Award in Dutch theater, for his role as Richard III. The play has also been given the opening spot in the Dutch Theatre Festival, Sept. 1, 2011
Richard III, a production by Orkater and Amsterdam’s main theater De Stadsschouwburg adapted Shakespeare’s play and created a music theater piece using music by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan. It premiered September 2010 to sold-out audiences. With over 10,000 visitors, it became one of the Netherlands’ most successful theatre productions.
Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan said,“It’s an honor to be associated with a production of this caliber and imagination”
A second run of the Richard III production will be staged exclusively in De Stadsschouwburg in Amsterdam, from August 16th till September 1st. There will be English subtitles available on all dates. For ticket information call +31 (0) 20 624 2311 or go here.