Stomp’s Andy Patrick and Serena Morgan at the This Morning Audience Award photo shoot (Photo: Jonathan Hordle/Rex Features)
Stomp's Andy Patrick and Serena Morgan at the This Morning Audience Award photo shoot (Photo: Jonathan Hordle/Rex Features)

Oliviers Audience Award: Stomp

Published March 1, 2015

What’s it all about?

This international hit show makes music from the unlikeliest objects. From dustbin lids and brooms to matchboxes, oil cans and a lighter, you name it Stomp’s talented cast of dynamic performers can turn it into a percussion instrument. And make it funny to boot.

Arguably the most incredible thing about this show – and there are many – is its ability to cater to audiences of all nationalities. With its universal language of rhythm, theatre, comedy and dance, this really is a show that everyone can enjoy.

Casting coup

Stomp’s performers are at the pinnacle of power percussion, wielding a broom with a panache and tunefulness rarely seen. Despite their incredible musical talent few, if any, have been household names; they shun the limelight and premieres to care, instead, for the unmistakeable cacophonous icons, the lids, poles and sinks that are Stomp’s most lasting symbols.

Fascinating fact

This show has not only performed at Sadler’s Wells, the Vaudeville Theatre, the Ambassadors Theatre and numerous other venues across the world, it has also been seen at the Academy Awards where an estimated audience of more than one billion experienced its pulsating beat, and the 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony.

Olivier Awards history

Back in 1994, Stomp’s Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas were awarded the prize for Best Theatre Choreographer. Despite being eligible for the Audience Award every year the award has run, this international hit has never taken home the public-voted accolade. Could Stomp’s 13th year in London prove lucky for some…

They say…

 “I’ve been with the show for 13 years now. The show’s so great and it’s constantly evolving. We keep it fresh all the time, we change routines and, because all the cast members know a couple of different roles, there’s a different cast pretty much every night. You never see the same show twice!”

We say…

Crash, bang, wallop, what a show! Once you’ve seen Stomp you’ll never look at your bins, pots and pans in the same way again and we bet you can’t clean your bathroom without trying to tap out a tune either!

 

Stomp is booking at the Ambassadors Theatre until 20 December. You can buy tickets through us here.

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