In just over one weeks’ time the award-winning global phenomenon STOMP hits The Star Gold Coast following sold-out seasons. Aussie cast member Angus Little had a quick chat with Simone Gorman-Clark between stomping sessions.
Having been a showman from a very young age, what is it about entertaining people that you love?
I watched my father make big crowds laugh all through my childhood… It was inspiring. With the world as it is, in disarray and ugliness, to be able to forget and enjoy life (without being ignorant) is something that we all need. I provide a public service. I love to be entertained and I love to entertain.
You first experienced STOMP when you were 10 years old, what’s it like now being a ‘Stomper’ yourself?
When I first started I didn’t realise I had to be an athlete. But once you get good at stomping it’s hard to quit. I get to see the world and entertain and I get a wage. It hurts but I still love it.
It’s been 5 years since STOMP was last in Australia, what can people expect this time around with the performance?
More thrills and chills. It’s an amazing show. It’s also hard to explain what we do. It has to be seen to be believed.
Do you have a favourite act in the show?
I really enjoy the shopping trollies. They make great sounds and they are on wheels so it’s like we have percussive go-carts. Very cool.
What’s the last thing you do before stepping out on stage? Any pre-show rituals?
I cover myself with climbers chalk, I pretend I don’t look ridiculous and I walk out.
Are there any challenges for you in bringing such a high-energy and fast-paced show to life?
Yeah. I am fat. That ain’t easy. But I can’t let it hinder me. I just push hard and represent fatties everywhere.
When you’re not performing what will we find you doing?
I like to draw, I like to write poetry, I love Asia.
Having performed in STOMP now for 15 years, what do you think will be up next for you?
CHAOS CLOWNING. I want to write my own one-man clown show. I have many ideas, I just need to put them into a structure and then fruition. Find a producer and get it made.
STOMP will be at The Star Gold Coast for a very limited season from Thursday 31 May until Sunday 3 June 2018. Tickets are selling fast, so if you want to see what all the noise is about be quick and purchase your tickets here.