Stomp has one set, eight cast members and no words, but it offers 90 minutes of foot tapping entertainment. Using everyday items as opposed to musical instruments, the small cast creates music with a rhythm that you can’t escape (Gloria Estefan did warn you).
I attended the Sunday afternoon matinee and have to say that these guys work for their money because they are all involved in each of the scenes. So they dance and bang and scrape and clap and click their way through 90 mins and then do it again an hour later.
Stomp is an uncomplicated show with neither words nor story line, yet it is highly entertaining. They engaged with the audience and made us laugh and we found ourselves clapping when we weren’t supposed to because we were just blown away by what we saw and heard.
One thing I love about Cape Town is that it is very supportive of arts and culture. It looked like about 90% of the seats had been sold so there was a big audience. I love seeing families at shows, it’s expensive to take kids but it’s so important to instill in them an appreciation for arts and culture.
I recommend Stomp without a sexond thought. It runs until the 25th April at the Artscape and tickets range from R75 to R295. Book at Computicket