De Stormruiter

Heliconweg 52 | Heliconweg 52 | 8914 AT Leeuwarden

Eastern Friesland legend meets 100 Frisian horses


One hundred gleaming Frisian horses in the lead role of an unprecedented theatre piece. It all comes together in De Stormruiter (The Rider on the White Horse), a smashing performance about the overconfident dyke master Hauke Haien and the eternal battle against the water.


It promises to be one of the largest cultural productions of 2018: De Stormruiter, based on the nineteenth-century novel Der Schimmelreiter by Theodor Storm. Commissioned by the Royal Frisian Horses studbook and the Faderpaard Foundation, Jos Thie translated the German novella into a grand musical theatre piece, with hundreds of Frisian horses in the lead role.


Hauke Haien and his white stallion
De Stormruiter tells the dramatic story of the ambitious and quirky Hauke Haien. A dyke master with only one goal in mind: build a dyke that defies the centuries. On a white stallion, he storms over the dykes, rousing up dyke workers. Until, during a storm surge, the dyke breaks and Hauke is swallowed up by the sea together with his white stallion.


Legend comes to Friesland
To this day, people see the ghost of the dyke master and that of his horse on the mudflats. Jos Thie, who wrote earlier productions like ABE! and Peer Gynt, brings the legend to Friesland and takes us to the year 1650.


Performances
Don’t miss out! De Stormruiter can only be seen in 2018. Starting in September, performances take place in the WTC Expo in Leeuwarden.

Opening times

06/09/2018
Thursday 20:00 tot 23:00 uur
07/09/2018
Friday 20:00 tot 23:00 uur
08/09/2018
Saturday 20:00 tot 23:00 uur
13/09/2018 tot 15/09/2018
Thursday 20:00 tot 23:00 uur
Friday 20:00 tot 23:00 uur
Saturday 20:00 tot 23:00 uur
20/09/2018 tot 21/09/2018
Thursday 20:00 tot 23:00 uur
Friday 20:00 tot 23:00 uur
26/09/2018 tot 28/09/2018
Wednesday 20:00 tot 23:00 uur
Thursday 20:00 tot 23:00 uur
Friday 20:00 tot 23:00 uur
03/10/2018
Wednesday 20:00 tot 23:00 uur

Première: 8 september Try-outs: 6 en 7 september 16 september alleen toegankelijk voor KFPS-leden