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The West End’s Stomp Breaks Records in Run-Up to New Year

Friday, 6th Jan 2017  

Stomp - Ambassadors Theatre

Well it’s finally 2017, a year that is going to bring us some fantastic new shows whilst existing favourites continue to draw in the fans. It’s the latter category that becomes the focus of today’s news as one of the capital’s most famous productions announces celebratory achievements at its home of the Ambassadors Theatre.

The popularity of the West End was never in doubt, but considering the turnout at some shows over the Christmas/New Year break there was plenty of reason to be surprised. One of many shows to announce record-breaking numbers in sales was Stomp, which had its most successful evenings ever just before New Year, which bodes well for the production as it continues into its 25th year in London.

Stomp is, of course, the famous show from the minds of Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas that sees a host of performers create a percussive soundscape using everyday household objects. The show is famous around the world so even if you haven’t seen it you are probably aware that these household objects include bin lids, buckets, brooms and newspapers, to name but a few items.

The record-breaking shows took place late in December on Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th. The former broke the record for the net highest box office receipts since February 2015 and then the latter came along and beat it again. The press release also points out that this is the highest for the Ambassadors Theatre altogether as well as for Stomp alone.

The production has been running at the Ambassadors Theatre since 2007 following previous appearances the Vaudeville Theatre and Sadler’s Wells. During that time it has also been seen at other locations around the world, from New York to Edinburgh, amassing a staggering number of fans in the process. So it is easy to see why it is still breaking records and it is likely to have a great 2017 ahead of it.

After all, its demand is so high that it is already booking for performances up to Monday 8th January 2018.

Chris Packer
Chris Packer Chris Packer has been writing about the West End for many years and wishes this knowledge would help him win some pub quizzes. When he’s not writing about the newest shows he’s probably watching films or anticipating the latest releases.