2016 marks the 25th anniversary for STOMP, which has now extended its booking period at London’s Ambassadors Theatre until 7th January 2018. During this new booking period, the show will celebrate its 15th birthday in London and its 10th birthday at the Ambassadors Theatre, where it has broken all box office records.
STOMP was created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas and was first performed in 1991 in Edinburgh. The show played Sadler’s Wells Theatre in January 1994 and won the Olivier Award for Best Choreography, before opening in New York in February of the same year. The European company was created in 1997 and began the show’s London run at the Vaudeville Theatre on 25 September 2002, transferring to the Ambassadors Theatre on 27 September 2007.
One of Britain’s greatest exports, STOMP has toured the globe for 25 years, playing to more than 12 million people in 53 countries across 6 continents. There are currently four STOMP companies performing worldwide, including New York, where the show has been running for over 22 years, London, now in its 15th year, a world tour and a North American tour. STOMP has just completed a very successful 10-week season in Beijing and will play India for the first time this year.
STOMP is presented in London by Yes/No Productions and Glynis Henderson Productions Limited.
STOMP is a unique fusion of percussion, movement and comedy: transforming every-day junk and clutter from the home into a source of infectious rhythm.
STOMP is a stylish movement, of bodies, objects, sounds and abstract ideas. However, what makes it so appealing is that the cast uses everyday household objects, but in non-traditional ways. There is no speech, no dialogue, and there is not even a plot.
So why should you go see STOMP? Have you ever composed just tapping with your fingers? Or maybe created a dance routine based on sweeping up? You may have done this on your own, but get a group of rhythmically gifted individuals, and you have the makings for Stomp.
This brilliant act all without words, where the company throw themselves body and soul into creating rhythms of every complexity and volume using the most basic found objects (brooms, cigarette-lighters, dustbins and oil drums) is an uplifting hymn to the art of making the most out of household items.
Review: “Stomp for me was a really pleasant surprise, I thoroughly enjoyed myself and couldn’t recommend it enough as a night out with a bit of a difference and its focus on the visual gives it a near universal accessibility. It won’t be to everyone’s tastes, but it’s aware of this, not taking itself too seriously, maintaining a solid pace, and, most importantly, never repeating itself.” Review by Max Sycamore
West Street, London, WC2H 9ND
Evenings: Monday, Thursday to Saturday 8:00pm, Sunday 6.00pm
Matinees: Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 3.00pm
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Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Age Restrictions: No under 5s.
London WC2H 9ND