Stomp

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Stomp is a musical, but not in the traditional sense. Rather than bringing music alive with song, dance and jazz hands, Stomp is a rhythmic explosion of noise created by found objects such as bin lids, plastic bags and traffic cones. As well as banging tunes, Stomp uses physical comedy to connect with its audience which means the show can be understood and interpreted by all nationalities, regardless of what language they speak. Stomp aims to please with their urban aesthetic and loud music and is generally a big hit with older children.
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Booking until 7 January 2018
Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

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Booking from 26 September 2017 until 8 December 2017

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Booking from 27 September 2017 until 6 December 2017

Box Office Contacts

Box Office:020 7395 5405
Access Booking:020 7395 5405
Group Booking:020 7395 5405
Stage Door:020 7395 5401

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History

The Ambassadors Theatre is relatively young in comparison with other West End theatres, built as part of a pair with the adjacent St Martin’s Theatre. Whilst there were some early productions such as Odds and Ends (1914) and Pell Mell (1916), the rate of producing dwindled during the onset and aftermath of World War I.

After the First World War, a number of performers established their careers on the Ambassador Theatre stage, including Ivor Novello in Debrau (1921), Vivien Leigh in The Mask of Virtue (1935) and Hermione Gingold who starred in If (1921). Following these acclaimed performances, three revue shows took place: Sweet and Low (1943), Sweeter and Lower (1944) and Sweetest and Lowest (1946).

Revue shows defined the early to mid 20th century, until Agatha Christie’s thriller The Mousetrap famously made its world premiere in 1952. The whodunit ran at the Ambassadors Theatre for a hugely impressive 22 years, before transferring across the road to the St Martin's Theatre. The Mousetrap continues to this day, and is the West End's longest-running show.

As the popular play transferred, the venue saw shorter runs of plays such as Journey's End (2005) and musicals such as Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2004) and Little Shop of Horrors (2007).

Towards the end of 2007, Steve McNicholas and Luke Cresswell's ever-popular dance-come-musical Stomp transferred from the Adelphi to the Ambassadors, where it continues to play today.

Over the years, smaller shows have run at alternative times, including Broadway musical The Secret Garden (2016) and The Very Hungry Caterpillar (2016). The Ambassadors Theatre is also the resident venue for the National Youth Theatre, who have produced productions such as Wuthering Heights (2015) and Private Peaceful (2014).

It has been announced that the Ambassadors Theatre has been sold to Cameron Mackintosh, who is set to rename the venue the Sondheim Theatre and completely refurbish the theatre.

Past Shows

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar
(closed 7 Jan 2017)
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The Secret Garden
(closed 31 Aug 2016)
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The Confessions of Gordon Brown
(closed 30 Jul 2014)