After 30 years, 800 episodes, 28 christmas shows and 17 albums is enough for Gertje. “After 30 years, I decided to stop with Samson & Gert. I have intense a lot of fun with this great adventure,” says Verhulst. We have the whole team worked very hard, and much harder, and laughed together. When we act with Samson & Gert, I feel the warmth and affection of the public. Do me a huge virtue. I would like to be in beauty, to say goodbye and am planning to enjoy every second of our anniversary show, which will start in the christmas holidays. Samson takes no goodbye, with him we still have big plans. And for all clarity: I leave the Studio 100. ”
Verhulst, who reported that he had " the sad moment, wanted to stay ahead, had late last year indicated that there is a best before date was his role as Gertje. “I'm going to do not, to my sixtieth,” he told as in the Story. “In my head I'm already working on it. And it is not because I put that we the figure of Samson not come can let them live. I would really like to have that Samson continues to exist.” He also gave that the retirement of his role hurts, but that he just thinks: “It would be a shame if a relief had been.”New owner?
And that also turns out to be so: at a press conference told Gert Verhulst, that he will stop if ‘Gertje’, but that the character of Samson, however, will continue to live on. Or that in the future, a different owner, is not yet known. Provisional doesn't have to, but Studio 100 keeps the option open. The company also excludes from that it is a ‘Gerda’ is a female owner.
Who is Gert Verhulst, that is simply its function within Studio 100 reserves, yet happy to get to work wants to see if Gertje, can be that happy yet. The company also announced that there was a big goodbye tour will follow in the pop-uptheater in Puurs, where currently the musical ‘40-45'. That will be on the 21st of december to start and can take up to a year-long continuing to walk. “30 years of Samson & Gert, that is a memorable celebration for the young fans, but also for the fans of the first hour”, it sounds in a press release. “All the biggest hits of the past and now are on the program, and of course, the Mayor, Alberto and Van Leemhuyzen also of the party. For the fans of the first hour, there are evening shows scheduled. Children up to 12 years are welcome at the shows at 11am, 14u or 17u.”
There are now tickets available through this site.