Bang, crash, boom

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 25 August, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 25 August, 2005, 12:00am
 

Is there a potential percussionist hiding inside you? If so, then note that you do not need a set of drums and drumsticks to express yourself - just use the kind of everyday objects that Stomp performers use, such as newspapers, plastic bags, brooms and rubbish bins. Some of their other props include pens, rubber bands, spatulas, and even computer keyboards. Under the rules of this rhythmic extravaganza, anything is fair game. While Stomp modifies the 'instruments' used for health and safety reasons, everything that appears on the stage can be bought at a hardware store. Here are some statistics from Stomp productions of the past 14 years. The show has used more than:


5,000 boxes of matches


30,000 brooms


20,000 bins


10,000 drumsticks


25,000 litres of black paint


737 paint rollers


In a period of one week, the cast of Stomp goes through:


30 brooms


Eight rubbish bin lids


One tall rubbish bin (in Britain) or five short bins (in the United States)


10 two-metre poles


7kg of sand


Four blocks of athletes' chalk


12 pairs of drumsticks


200 litres of water


Eight bananas


12 boxes of matches


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