A royal audience greeted the first performance in Antwerp last week of Pippi zet
de boel op stelten, a new stage production of the adventures of Astrid Lindgren’s
incorrigible heroine. The show, written by Stany Crets and starring Amaryllis Uiterlinden
in the lead role, has been touring in the Netherlands since earlier in the year.
For the opening show in Antwerpen, Prince Laurent, Princess Claire and five-yearold
Princess Louise were in attendance, the latter two finding the musical worth a
standing ovation. The show will tour across Flanders until January.