STOMP in London finished 2016 on a high with two consecutive record-breaking performances on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 December, when they posted the highest ever net box office figures for STOMP at the Ambassadors Theatre, beating the previous record set on Saturday 14 February 2015. These two performances are also the highest netting performances of any production in the theatre’s 104-year history. The show also recorded the highest ever weekly net in the history of the Ambassadors Theatre.
STOMP turned 25 in August 2016 and will celebrate its 15th birthday in London and its 10th birthday at the Ambassadors Theatre in September 2017.
STOMP was created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas and was first performed in 1991 in Edinburgh. The show played 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.
One of Britain’s greatest exports, STOMP has toured the globe for 25 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 22 years, London, now in its 15th year, a world tour and a North American tour. Last year, STOMP completed a very successful 10-week season in Beijing and visited India for the first time in December, playing a two-week sell-out run in Mumbai.
STOMP is currently booking until 7 January 2018
Photo: Steve McNicholas