A his­tory of Stomp

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&World Update -

The com­bi­na­tion of mu­sic, danc­ing and com­edy that be­came Stomp can be traced to Brighton in the 1980s.

Af­ter per­form­ing as street band Pook­ies­nack­en­burger through­out the decade, Steve McNi­cholas and Luke Creswell formed Stomp in 1991.

That year they won they per­formed at the Ed­in­burgh Fes­ti­val and won the “Best of the Fringe” award.

Be­tween 1991 and 1994 Stomp played to ca­pac­ity au­di­ences around the world, be­fore tak­ing on per­ma­nent res­i­den­cies on London’s West End and New York’s Broad­way.

The Amer­i­can cast have per­formed at events rang­ing from the Os­cars to Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton’s Mil­len­nium cel­e­bra­tions at the Lin­coln Me­mo­rial.

The show has also re­ceived the ul­ti­mate pop cul­ture nod, by be­ing par­o­died on an episode of The Simp­sons.

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