About the showAfter a remarkable 12 years in London's West End Stomp continues to impress audiences from around the world. From humble beginnings this show has taken off and become one of London's most popular entertainment events. In a world where everything has rhythm, this cast will enchant you with their percussive skills, exceptional timing and comic humour. Using found objects the talented performers create a thrilling piece of physical theatre. The show has been seen around the world and continues to attract new audiences year on year. The current production in London's West End draws in visitors and tourists as well as locals who return to the show time and time again.
The show originated in Brighton in 1991, and was conceived by a group of performers who had worked together at international festivals such as the Edinburgh Fringe and Brighton Festival. The piece developed, opening originally in London at the Bloomsbury Theatre with just seven performers, growing to eight at the end of the year. The show went on to perform all over the world, settling back down in London at Sadler's Wells where it received the Olivier Award for 'Best Choreography'. The show conquered America, creating new productions in New York and Las Vegas, before returning to the West End in 2002. The troop has performed on numerous Royal Variety Performances, street carnivals and television shows, and was most recently seen in the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games which was broadcast around the globe. This performance has reinvigorated interest in the show, which continues to play to sell out audiences at the Ambassador's Theatre in London's West End.
Who Should See It?Stomp is a fantastic show for all the family. Children and adults of all ages will appreciate the skill involved in bringing this unique show to life. With little to no speaking this is a perfect show for tourists who want to engage with some West End theatre on a very accessible level. The act continues to change and evolve so many patrons return time after time to see this show develop.
Stomp has been labelled Family Friendly as it is suitable for all ages. Please note that children under 5 will not be admitted into the theatre. The show is also VERY loud, so younger children who do not like noise will probably not enjoy it. As a guideline we recommend for children 7+.
- Laurence Olivier Awards 1994: Best Choreography in a West End Show