The global phenomenon that is Stomp came to Adelaide this week and wasn’t I excited to take in this show which has been captivating audiences worldwide.
Stomp has been running for 25 years and can be described as a mash of of theatre, comedy and dance.
There are eight performers on tour with two being female and each performer brings a totally unique personality to the show. And from seeing how much power is needed for the show, it probably explains the muscular physiques that they all seem to have. Perhaps an even bigger appeal to the female market here. These guys and girls use their body and all types of objects that you can think of. And yes, even the kitchen sink is part of the show.
Incredible is their relentless energy throughout the 100 minute show. But at times, I also liked that the pace would be slowed down like when lighters make an appearance, but then the pace is bought up to extreme levels with absolute power and noise which wasn’t too overbearing.
What surprised me about the show was how funny it was. Especially one performer which wont take you long to work out which one is the funniest of all. This comedy makes it very appealing for the family audience with kids sitting around me constantly laughing throughout. So a suggestion here for families over the June long weekend in Adelaide.
In summary, Stomp is a brilliant show which wont disappoint, but you will rather marvel at all their feats.
Words by Tony Polese