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Chester Gang Show 2024
16th Feb @ 18:15 – 22:30
Our sections have once again been invited to Chester Gang Show for their 2024 show. Anyone who went before will know what a really good event it is and is very enjoyable. For those who aren’t sure what it involves, here’s a summary.
A Gang Show is a theatrical performance by members of Scouting. Young people make up the majority of the cast, or Gang, with adult leaders and parents helping out behind the scenes. A Gang Show offers a great opportunity for young people to work together as a team on a high-profile project and to stage a ‘shop window’ event to demonstrate their talents to local people.
The production team and Gang, all volunteers, participate in many hours of planning, writing, composing, choreographing, building stage scenery/props, making costumes, and rehearsing for several months before the actual performances. In order to reach the required performance standard for a Gang Show, a high level of commitment is needed from all involved in the production as well as support from their families.
The format of a Gang Show is essentially a revue or variety show; song, dance and short comedy sketches are the most common items. The material in the programme is far from conventional, and can include all forms of song, dance and acting – Chester Gang Show have tried pretty much anything from Broadway to the West End, Hollywood to Bollywood, Shakespeare to end-of-the-pier… Some of the material is well-known, other material is original to Chester Gang Show, often even devised by the young people themselves.
We have booked a minibus for transport and the cost will be approx. £10 (non refundable). If we exceed the capacity of the minibus, then some parents may need to make alternative arrangements to get their young person to the event – we will advise of this in advance of the event.
We will pick up and drop off at the top of the Scout Hut lane. We haven’t included a finish time but will find out before the event.