Get ready, Mzansi! STOMP, one of the world’s most energetic stage productions, is making it’s way back to theatres in both Johannesburg and Cape Town later this year. The production has made a strong name for itself around as the cast makes music with brooms, matchboxes, hands and feet, poles, chairs, sinks, basketballs, newspapers and more, climaxing with the exhilarating trademark bins routine, where metal trashcans become drums and dustbin lids become combat shields. Now, after a ten-year hiatus, the production is making its way back to South African soil.
One thing that has made STOMP so popular around the world is that is finds beauty and music in the mundane. The highly talented performers take the audience on a journey through sound, where rhythm is the only language. Eight incredibly talented performers will be making their way to the country and are ready to beat truck inner tubes, rubber hosing, Zippo lighters, plastic bags, metal dustbins, bin lids, tubs, water butts and even the kitchen sink for what promises to be a phenomenal show.
The production has been seen by over 12 million people worldwide, there have been long running productions in London, Paris, Las Vegas, Boston and San Francisco, with the flagship New York still running, now celebrating its 25th year. There are up to 4 STOMP productions around the globe at any given time. STOMP has been touring the globe for 26 years, playing over 20 thousand performances in 55 countries on 6 continents. STOMP also performed in London’s West end for 15 years.
Created in Brighton, UK, in the summer of 1991, STOMP was the result of a ten year collaboration between its creators, Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas. The popularity of STOMP continually grew from strength to strength resulting in the cast performing live at the 1996 Academy Awards (the Oscars) to an estimated audience of almost 1 billion worldwide. The largest assembly of STOMP performers ever (40 performers from 12 different countries) was brought together for a specially choreographed appearance at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
After a sell-out season in 2010, STOMP is excited to be returning to South Africa for another run.
Tuesday, 13 August to Sunday, 08 September 2019
Artscape Opera House
Wednesday, 11 September to Sunday, 22 September 2019
No Monday performances
Weekdays: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 20h00
Weekends: Saturdays 15h00 & 20h00; Sundays 14h00 & 18h00
Performance: 1 hour 40 minutes with no interval
Midweek (Tuesdays to Thursdays and Sundays 18h00): R150, R200, R300
Weekend (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 13h30): R200, R300, R400,
Tickets are now available from Computicket.
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