STOMP to Close in London on 7 January 2018
by Best of Theatre Staff on Tuesday 17 October 2017, 9:20 am
The Olivier Award-winning and global phenomenon STOMP will end its 15-year run in London’s West End on 7 January 2018, following a box office record-breaking 10-year run at London’s Ambassadors Theatre.
However, as the creators of STOMP, Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, state, this is not the end of STOMP in London:
“We want to emphasise that we don’t consider this the end of STOMP here; we actually feel it’s going to be good for the show to take a break, reconfigure, reinvent and return at some point in the future in a different London venue, where we can present the show in a way that is more in keeping with its original ethos.”
In 2018, the show will continue to tour throughout the globe, with dates already confirmed for Paris, Beirut, Prague, Lisbon and Milan, as well as a Dutch tour, a German tour, an Indian tour, an Italian tour, an Australian and New Zealand tour and a French tour. In addition, negotiations are underway for extended seasons in China, South America and Turkey.
STOMP was first performed in 1991 in Edinburgh. The show played at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in January 1994 and won the Olivier Award for Best Choreography, before opening in New York in February of the same year. The European company was created in 1997 and began the show’s London run at the Vaudeville Theatre on 25 September 2002, transferring to the Ambassadors Theatre on 27 September 2007. On Monday 25 September 2017, STOMP celebrated the show’s 15th Birthday in London’s West End.
One of Britain’s greatest exports, STOMP has toured the globe for 26 years, playing to more than 12 million people in 53 countries across 6 continents. There are currently four STOMP companies performing worldwide, including New York, where the show has been running for over 23 years, London, now in its 16th year, a world tour and a North American tour.
STOMP is presented in London by Yes/No Productions and Glynis Henderson Productions Limited.