Stomp is now one of the longest running shows in the West End and is 1hr and 40 minutes of rip roaring fun! The show uses “found” objects such as bins, sticks, pipes etc. to create innovative sound and street inspired movement.
Originally nominated for two Olivier Awards, Stomp began life in the early 90’s, arriving on the West End in 1994 where tickets flew out and returning again in 2002. The show has played to audiences across the globe, with the production largely praised for its wide appeal; the show communicates in sound only, making it perfect for audiences of all languages.
The show takes place on what looks very much like a junk yard, with the surrounding pieces of set often used to create theatrical moments. With this in mind, Stomp explores the endless possibilities of a person’s surroundings and how they can be manipulated to high dramatic effect.
Whilst Stomp does not have a strict narrative, it is tied together by a street theme. Items that one may find in the street such as bins, brooms, pipes, shopping trolleys etc are used to create exhilarating moments of percussion coupled with faultless modern choreography, giving the show an undeniably urban vibe.
The show was created by Steve McNicholas and Luke Cresswell who met as members of street band, Pookiesnackenburger. Together the pair began devising their show, which was driven by their expert street percussion skills.
Stomp is a great piece of theatre for curious minds and explorers alike and delivers a skilful lesson in how to work with one’s own environment. This show really is something that everyone must experience at least once, so don't miss out on your chance to get Stomp tickets.