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STOMP – The Broadway, West End and International Sensation Returns to Australia!

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The Broadway, West End and international sensation¬†STOMP¬†is back, and it‚Äôs better than ever!¬† Following a sell-out visit in 2013,¬†STOMP¬†returns to Australia with its unstoppable energy and ‚Äėpure stage magic‚Äô.¬† The show will tour toMelbourne,¬†the¬†Gold Coast, Adelaide¬†and¬†Sydney¬†from¬†May to August next year.

Wordless, witty and fun, STOMP has become a global phenomenon over the last 26 years.  Its universal language of rhythm, theatre, comedy and dance has resonated with audiences throughout the world, setting feet stamping, fingers drumming and adrenalin rushing for over 12 million people in 55 countries across six continents.  There are up to five STOMP companies performing worldwide at any time; one on tour in North America, another throughout Europe, one touring the rest of the world, one in New York (now in its 23rd year) and one in London (now celebrating its 15th year).

Eight performers use an array of ordinarily mundane objects, from which they create musical magic; an exhilarating soundtrack inspired by the commotion of everyday life.  Everything from Zippo lighters, bin lids, and even the kitchen sink are used to hammer out an explosively feel-good rhythm enjoyed by audiences of all ages.

‚ÄúTrolleys‚ÄĚ plays on the everyday experience of negotiating a busy shopping aisle with a fully-laden supermarket trolley, with the piece building to¬†STOMP‚Äôs first ever fully-fledged drum corps march: certainly an eye-catching spectacle.¬† ‚ÄúFrogs‚ÄĚ explores the bizarre sonic possibilities of a variety of plumbing fixtures: it has to be heard to be believed!

In another spectacular routine, paint cans are tossed between the performers, as they simultaneously build an astonishingly complex rhythm over every surface of the airborne cans.¬† With the emphasis very much on ‚Äėspectacular‚Äô, the Stompers are also joined by inflated monster truck inner tubes strapped around their waists to create both a dance of bobbing, whirling rubber skirts and pounding, portable drum kits ‚Äď the ultimate redefinition of ‚Äėsurround sound‚Äô.

 

Still remaining is STOMP’s signature high-octane mix of slick choreography, tight ensemble work, industrial percussion, and continuous comedy; as the irrepressible troupe turn brooms into soft shoe partners, clapping into intricate conversations and water cooler bottles into sophisticated instruments.

Producer James Cundall, CEO of Lunchbox Theatrical Productions says “STOMP has to be one of my favourite shows.  It is a unique and supremely clever idea, to create music from everyday objects and combine it with side-splitting comedy and intricate choreography to produce a polished theatrical performance, the likes of which you’ve never seen before.

‚ÄúSTOMP¬†has little or no melody in the traditional sense, so it doesn‚Äôt matter if your taste in music is jazz, classical, dance or pop.¬† The show has no words either, so it really is a show for everyone,‚ÄĚ adds Mr Cundall.

Loved by audiences of all ages, this multi award-winning show has enjoyed 15 years in London’s West End, and will close at the Ambassadors Theatre in January.  On Broadway STOMP is enjoying its 23rd year, breaking the record for the longest-running show at the Orpheum Theatre.

The fun started back in 1991 at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, with a single drum hanging around Co-Creator/Director Luke Cresswell‚Äôs neck.¬†¬†STOMP¬†was an instant hit, becoming the Guardian‚Äôs “Critic’s Choice” and winning the Daily Express’s “Best of the Fringe” award, and went on to play to capacity audiences around the world.¬† In 1994¬†STOMP¬†received an Olivier Award nomination for ‚ÄúBest Entertainment‚ÄĚ and won the award for “Best Choreography in a West End Show”.¬† With appearances at the Oscars, the Emmy’s, on prime-time US TV shows such as Letterman and Leno, and even at the London 2012 Olympics,¬†STOMP¬†has become a household name across the world.

‚ÄúWe are really excited about coming back to Australia,‚ÄĚ says¬†STOMP‚Äôs¬†Co-Creator/Director Steve McNicholas.¬† ‚ÄúIf you‚Äôve never seen¬†STOMP¬†you should come and see what all the noise is about, and if you have, come again and see what‚Äôs new.‚ÄĚ

STOMP is presented in Australia by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, David Atkins Enterprises, STOMP Productions and Glynis Henderson Productions.

“BIG, NOISY AND IRRESISTIBLE” –¬†Sun Herald, Sydney

 

‚ÄúBRILLIANT AND VERY FUNNY‚ÄĚ –¬†The New York Times

www.StompTour.com.au

 

Melbourne             On sale 4pm, Friday, 17 November 2017

Venue:                    Comedy Theatre

Dates:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 1 ‚Äď 6 May 2018 – 8 performances

                                 Tuesday             1 May at 7pm

                                 Wednesday       2 May at 8pm

                                 Thursday            3 May at 8pm

                                 Friday                 4 May at 8pm

                                 Saturday            5 May at 2pm & 8pm

                                 Sunday              6 May at 1pm & 5pm

Bookings:               StompTour.com.au

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Groups 8+ Save ‚Äď Contact Ticketmaster Groups for more information

                                       1300 889 278 or groups@ticketmaster.com.au

 

Gold Coast            On sale 4pm, Friday, 17 November 2017

Venue:                    The Star

Dates:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 31 May ‚Äď 3 June 2018 – 6 performances

                                 Thursday            31 May at 8pm

                                 Friday                 1 June at 8pm

                                 Saturday            2 June at 2pm & 8pm

                                 Sunday              3 June at 2pm & 7pm

Bookings:               StompTour.com.au

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Groups 8+ Save ‚Äď Contact Ticketek Groups for more information

                                       1300 364 001

Adelaide                 On sale 4pm, Friday, 17 November 2017

Venue:                    Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre

Dates:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 6 ‚Äď 10 June 2018 – 7 performances

                                 Wednesday       6 June at 8pm

                                 Thursday            7 June at 8pm

                                 Friday                 8 June at 8pm

                                 Saturday            9 June at 2pm & 8pm

                                 Sunday              10 June at 1pm & 5pm

Bookings:               StompTour.com.au

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Groups 8+ Save ‚Äď Contact Ticketek Groups for more information

                                       1300 364 001

Sydney                   On sale 4pm, Friday, 17 November 2017

Venue:                    Capitol Theatre

Dates:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 31 July ‚Äď 5 August 2018¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 8 performances

                                 Tuesday             31 July at 7pm

                                 Wednesday       1 August at 8pm

                                 Thursday            2 August at 8pm

                                 Friday                 3 August at 8pm

                                 Saturday            4 August at 2pm & 8pm

                                 Sunday              5 August at 1pm & 5pm

Bookings:               StompTour.com.au

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Groups 8+ Save ‚Äď Contact Ticketmaster Groups for more information

                                       02 8240 2290 or groups@ticketmaster.com.au

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