This summer, the theater collective Stoofpot by Maarten Wansink and Floris van der Vlugt is paying tribute to Bram van der Vlugt, Floris' father.

Bram died in December 2020 from the consequences of corona.

At the theater festival De Parade, Stoofpot will play the piece

De Koning is dead, long live the King

in memory of Bram van der Vlugt.

Initially, the company

would play

the piece

De Les van Ionesco

together with the actor on De Parade


rehearsals had just started when Bram (photo) passed away.

The King is dead, long live the King

is not directly about Bram van der Vlugt, but the piece does reflect on death.

Stew felt the need to play this piece after Bram's death.

His son Floris participates in the performance and composed the music.

Piece should not be too heavy

In an interview with the

Noordhollands Dagblad

, Floris admits that making the performance "is part of the processing process".

"We don't want to make the piece too heavy, because that doesn't suit my father. So it has become a light piece, also with humor."

Bram van der Vlugt died in mid-December at the age of 86. The actor was known for his roles on stage and starred in several movies and TV series. But he became most famous as 'advisor to Sinterklaas'. Van der Vlugt said goodbye to that role in 2010 after almost thirty years and passed the baton to Stefan de Walle.