Returning to Brighton in early 2022, this international percussion sensation has wowed audiences across the globe from both on the stage and on the tv screen, picking up reams of awards and accolades along the way.
Side-stepping conventional percussion instruments in favour of matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps; the whole kit ‘n’ caboodle to create the irresistible rhythms that captivate their audiences, the show promises a memorable performance every time!. In the words of the Boston Globe, “If you haven’t seen STOMP, GO! If you have seen it, take someone and share the pleasure!” – and now’s your chance as the 8-strong troupe hit the stage in Brighton to help raise funds for much-loved Brighton venue The Old Market (TOM), which will become a second home for STOMP from February to May 2022. As part of a campaign of fund-raising, members of the company will also provide workshop opportunities for schools, young people, and community groups.
Created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, STOMP have won multiple awards including the Olivier, Obie and Drama Desk awards – don’t miss this chance to see what is guaranteed to be a mesmerising performance as part of TOM’s Gig for a Gig scheme, which sees established artists donate performances to the venue and the profits go towards providing opportunities for the next generation of artists to perform at TOM. The last Gig for a Gig event was donated by Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim, in May 2019.
With these performances, the STOMP show will celebrate its 30th anniversary, and TOM will celebrate its belated 10th anniversary.
Co-creators of STOMP, Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, said: “This is all about giving back. We love this city, and we love The Old Market as it holds such a special place in our hearts. We want to do what we can to provide an injection of cultural energy into Brighton and Hove, and we also want to continue to provide opportunities for new artists to perform at The Old Market by raising the funds needed to ensure that TOM can carry on for many, many years to come.”
Helen Jewell, Programmer of The Old Market, said: “We are so grateful to have this fantastic opportunity to present a show of such a global scale in our intimate venue. Our ethos here at TOM is ‘artists supporting artists’, and nobody embodies that philosophy more than Steve and Luke. We can’t wait to welcome audiences from far and wide to see the amazing show STOMP live!”
Check out the below for just a taste of what’s to come…
STOMP opens at The Old Market on Wednesday 16 February 2022, booking opens November 17th at 10am!
Tickets start at £15 and are available from The Old Market Box Office on 01273 201 801 or via the venue website – click through to buy tickets from the event page in XYZ ‘It’s ON!’.