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A wonderful noisy night Stomp-ing in Oxford
10:17am Wednesday 3rd October 2012 in News
ANYONE who thought Stomp was just a crowd of people making a racket with broomsticks and old dustbins should think again.
For a start, this was the funniest night I’ve had at the theatre for a long time.
Stomp is a wonderful blend of music, mime and comedy that had this near packed house clapping, cheering and laughing for the best part of two hours.
For more than 20 years the Stomp show has played all over the world, and thrilled the crowd at the closing ceremony at this year’s Olympics.
And all from such a simple idea – fill the stage with everyday objects, and make a fabulous noise with them. It was all tightly choreographed and these guys and gals never seemed to miss a beat as they smashed hell out of anything they could get their hands on. It’s called Stomp for a reason.
The show began with broomsticks – with a bit off shuffling and banging – and went on to create music with matchboxes, shopping trolleys, buckets, kitchen sinks, rubber tubes, oil drums, cigarette lighters, dustbin lids, and good old human flesh.
They were even able to do something rhythmic with some rag of a local newspaper.
But then the Oxford Mail and dustbins always did go together...