[I:http://www.trinishopper.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/NeilCapel20.jpg]The STOMP Musical is really a unique fusion of percussion, movement and comedy; STOMP transforms everyday junk and clutter into a source of infectious rhythm. Stomp is at present playing at the Ambassadors Theater London. Book London theater tickets to see a brilliant performance!
Stomp can be a movement, of bodies, objects, sounds – even abstract suggestions. But what makes it so appealing is that the cast uses everyday objects, but in non-traditional methods. There’s no speech, no dialogue, not even a plot.
So why go see Stomp? Nicely, have you ever composed a symphony employing only matchbooks as instruments? Or developed a dance routine based around sweeping? You may have done this just a little, but get a group of rhythmically gifted, really coordinated bodies with definitive personalities, and you might have the makings for Stomp.
The international hit performance-dance rhythm return to London for a lengthy overdue West End residency. A lot of the appeal is from the pleasure of invention… and the dexterity, precision and energy of the performers is engaging and disconcertingly infectious.
This glorious act without having words, in which a firm of eight throw themselves body and soul into creating rhythms of every complexity and volume using probably the most basic found objects (brooms, cigarette-lighters, dustbins and oil drums) is an uplifting hymn to the art of making one of the most of minimalist indicates.
The Ambassadors Theater can be a little theater with an equally tiny stage, with the depth of the stage being only 6.25 meters. This intimate auditorium has a proscenium arched stage which suits revue style productions. The Ambassadors and St Martin’s next door had been conceived as companions by their architect WGR Sprague in 1913 – though St Martin’s was delayed by three years.
This theatre changed its name to The New Ambassadors Theater in 1999. The Ambassadors is perhaps very best called the original property of the Agatha Christie thriller The Mousetrap which opened here on 25th November 1952, and stayed until 25th March 1974 when it moved to St Martin’s. Notable productions after this consist of 84 Charing Cross Road and a transfer of The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Christopher Hamptons play Les Liaisons Dangereuses.
Much more recent productions have included revivals of The Killing of Sister George (with Miriam Margolyes) and Dames at Sea (with Kim Criswell, Sara Crowe and Peter Duncan). The New Ambassadors Theater was employed by The Royal Court Theater between 1996 and 1999 to stage their ‘Theater Upstairs’ studio based work whilst their own theater in Sloane Square underwent key reconstruction. Given that June 1999 the theater has been used to present short seasons of new work and revivals.