THRILLING WORLDS OF SOUND
STOMP is a worldwide phenomenon! Whether washbasins or matchboxes, plastic pipes or lighters: simple everyday objects become musical instruments and a few brooms become a brilliant orchestra. This is how STOMP ignites a spectacle around the globe that is celebrated everywhere and always creates new, thrilling worlds of sound. After six years, the quirky sound performers are finally coming back to Munich and can be experienced live here as part of their few exclusive guest appearances outside the USA.
FLYING SUITCASES AND A POLTERGEIST
With the new numbers “Suitcases” and “Poltergeist,” Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, the inventors of STOMP, plumb previously unknown depths of sound: “‘Suitcases’ is inspired by the fact that we’ve been traveling the world with this show for almost 30 years, watching people make their way through train stations and airports with their suitcases, seeing suitcases stacked or thrown through the air. Combine that with scenes from movies where suitcases are mysteriously switched, and you have the beginning of a new STOMP act,” explains Steve McNicholas. For “Poltergeist,” Cresswell and McNicholas used movies as models in which everyday things suddenly fly through the air.
IT ALL STARTED WITH A FEW BROOMS
“We just use things that everyone uses every day. You just have to recognize their potential,” Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas reveal their secret to success. With humor and plenty of tact, eight idiosyncratic stage characters then elicit such unexpected sounds from these everyday objects. What began almost 30 years ago in the streets of Great Britain with hands, feet and a few brooms has become a worldwide sound phenomenon. A cosmos that continues to grow and find new admirers.