Feel the Beat with Stomp London
Stomp has dazzled the world with a physical, dynamic performance
that uses the performers and scenery as percussion instruments. The musicality will stun audiences due to the depth and sophistication
of the music created. This worldwide phenomenon will have the audience cheering, dancing and tapping along to the beats of
a broom or bin lid. You may well try out your own bin lid when you get home. Purchase Stomp London tickets to spend
a night with one of modern theatre's most enduring performance troupes.
Stomp shows lack a traditional
plot as dance and beats take precedence over dialogue. Performers utilise a variety of recognisable items including brooms,
metal bin lids and cigarette lighters to interact with the industrial-style set. Songs chart a progression similar to a narrative,
working from an attention-grabbing intro using brooms to a powerhouse climax featuring a 10-minute, nonstop creation of music.
Cast members are able to use dancing and the fluidity of their "instruments" to create moments of humour. Audience
interaction can also work into a Stomp performance with the cast taking to the aisles.
has a residency at the Ambassador's Theatre in London. Shows occur every day of the week with special show times set aside
for children's and educational groups. Check the official schedule for the show times and the availability of Stomp
London tickets for your preferred date. Keep a close eye on potential moves, as Stomp has shifted its residency to
a new location in the past.
The original cast was featured in adverts for the likes of Target and Coca-Cola.
Documentaries about the show won Emmy and Oscar awards. The latter exposure earned the troupe a spot performing during the
Oscar telecast, which has gone down in history of one of the most memorable onstage moments at the awards' ceremony.
Stomp London is directed by Steve McNicholas and Luke Cresswell. The cast of performers are seldom mentioned
by their names, as the specific dancers involved can change over time. Audience members preferring a particular performer
identify that person through physical appearance during a subsequent show. Even without their names in lights, Stomp
performers will stand out as stars with multiple talents not often found in the industry.
McNicholas and Luke Cresswell first created Stomp in 1991 after they met performing in a Brighton street band. The
duo produced street theatre pieces with comedy and music at the Edinburgh Festival then landed on the idea that would make
their names famous.
Stomp's first performances were in London and Edinburgh. The play's instant success led
to a world tour and an Olivier Award. Audiences continued to flock to shows and international troupes were created to sate
demand. Stomp London, however, remains closest to the show's original roots and is a must-see for any theatre lover.
McNicholas' credits outside Stomp include scoring the film Riot and some episodes of "Mr. Bean." He directed
the 3D documentary Wild Ocean, which tracked the migration of South African sardines and the environmental and societal
impacts. Cresswell has worked as a session percussionist for the likes of Bette Midler, Bryan Ferry and Elvis Costello.
Cresswell and McNicholas produce Stomp London with help from Glynis Hall and Loretta Sacco. Hall joined the
show in its infancy after a career working with international theatre groups. Sacco is the company director of Yes/No Productions
and primarily serves as the agent for Cresswell and McNicholas, though this role also involves production aspects.