West End Stomp to Close

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The long-running West End production of Stomp will take its final bow at the Vaudeville Theatre Sept. 23.

The rhythm and dance show, which turns everyday objects — such as trash cans, brooms, hubcaps, toilet plungers and matchboxes — into percussive instruments, opened at the Vaudeville in 2002 and recently announced an extended booking period to February 2008. Since Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas formed a troupe of dancing percussionists in 1991, the plotless, urban-set show has been seen internationally by over 10 million people in 42 countries.

The Off-Broadway version, still running at the Orpheum Theatre, won a 1994 Obie Award and a Drama Desk Award for Most Unique Theatre Experience. The Stomp-inspired 1996 film "Brooms" was nominated for a 1996 Academy Award.

In the West End Stomp is produced by Glynis Henderson Productions and Yes/No Productions.

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