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Scouts prepare for Chester Gang Show

Rehearsals are now well under way

Members of the Chester Scouts Gang Show during last year's performance

The 58th production of Chester Scouts’ Gang Show will entertain audiences at the Vanbrugh Theatre at the King’s School from February 18 to 22.

The show is an evening of song, dance and laughter – in a varied programme, the audience will be meeting spies, tramps, Mrs Mace, members of the Ladies Choral Society and more.

The cast will number 100 – most will be members of Chester Scouts aged 6-24, although there will be 19 older volunteers on stage.

So that the usual professional standards can be maintained, there will be a back stage and front of house team of about 70.

The youngest member on stage will be Christopher Taylor, from the Hoole Scout Group, who is 6. Some of the older members of the support team have worked on our Gang Show for more than 40 years.

Scouting offers many activities for young people – the movement has a well-deserved reputation for the quality of its outdoor events. The Gang Show is another side of what scouting offers.

Chester Gang Show has always been something of a family affair. This year there are three families where there are three generations taking part and there are twelve sibling pairs, three mother-daughter pairs, two father-daughter pairs and an uncle-niece pair

Rehearsals are now well under way and tickets are on sale.

Enthusiasm is high and the usual good audiences are expected. Mel Hall, the bookings secretary, said: “We’ve made a good start on bookings for the show and we will be making sure that we keep up the momentum in the coming weeks.”

Mel can be contacted by email at melvin_hall@hotmail.co.uk or go on line at www.chester gangshow.net/booking.php

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