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Gang Show 2010

DSC_4442.JPGAladdin, Kenny Rodgers, Elvis, and Del Boy – it can only be the Greenock and District Scouts’ Gang Show 2010. Sadly, the show has ran its course

The Gang Show opened on Tuesday 23rd November  in a blaze of colour at Greenock Arts Guild and ran until Saturday 27th November

The show has brought together hours of preparation and rehearsing for the cast, backstage workers and organisers. The result was an audience captivated from the beginning till the drop of the final curtain. No one wanted the Show to end.

This year 119 people from Scout Groups across the district and from age six upwards have been presenting the show. It was made up of a variety of musical items, comic sketches, dance and mystery items. Some of the songs date back to the original Gang Show favourites, with Ralph Reader numbers taking their place alongside modern day popular songs.

The rousing and colourful Opening was followed by a sketch then the Cub Scout Gang present their Aladdin item. It’s off to sea for Splice the Main Brace where some pirates took to the stage. Two more comedy items lead up to the Grand Ole Opry when were  guest appearances by Kenny Rodgers, Dolly Parton and of course Elvis!

Teachers and pupils unite for Schools Out and after a search for the elusive Red Yo Yo it’s off to the Chinese restaurant for a rest.

A selection of songs on a theme of London starts with a Ralph Reader number and was then followed by fleeting appearances by Del Boy and Batman and Robin. Two more nonsense sketches lead into the Grand Finale.

Under the watchful eye of Producer Kenny Wilson and with Musical Director Frank McCamley keeping things in tune the show had something for everyone. Choreographer Alison Carmichael has spent months coaching Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Leaders and the results were well worth the effort.

The Gang greatly appreciates all the support it has received from local businesses.

Greenock and District Commissioner David McCallum said: “This is our 68th year of Gang Shows and once again we have ‘Sold Out’ pasted on the billboards. I would like to sincerely thank the public of Inverclyde for the continued support they give to Scouting.”

DSC_4201.JPGClick on the image alongside to view a selection of photographs from the show.

This year we have created a Facebook group to allow fast communication between the cast, organisers and supporters. Please join us at

Click Here For Facebook Group

Once again, we have arranged for a DVD to be made of the show. Contact Bill McCaig for any last minute orders

Greenock and District Scouts are pleased to work with Duplication Centre Limited as a supplier for our DVDs

http://www.duplicationcentre.co.uk

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