Chester Scouts are planning a spectacular Gang Show – the 59th – this year with 104 young people and supporting adults in the cast.
The show runs at the Vanbrugh Theatre at the King’s School, Chester, from February 17-21, with two performances on the final day.
Scouts from all over Chester and District are taking part on stage, with some coming in from North Wales and Ellesmere Port. The cast members range between six and 23 years old and the total number of years is 963!
Features of the programme this year include poetry from some of the war poets in an item commemorating the start of the Great War and 61 people on stage all line dancing as the same time. But the show will be the usual mix of song, dance and laughter.
One of the young cast members, taking part for the first time, said: “A big thank you to all the producers, directors, tech team, costume and make-up artists and the gang members for making me have so much fun and making me feel so welcome.”
The show is produced by Keith Harding, a veteran participant himself, who said: “Our Gang Show is one of Chester Scouting’s major events – it gives young people the chance to experience being part of a theatre performance with first class facilities and support.”
Evening performances start at 7.15pm and the Saturday matinee at 2.15pm.
Ticket prices for adults are £9 and concessions (children up to 16 years and adults 60 and over) £7. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or www.chestergangshow.net/booking.php .