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The Greenock Gang over the Years

The first Greenock Gang Show was produced in 1942 and had a three night run on the stage of the Lady Alice School. This was only ten years after Ralph Reader produced the first Gang Show in London.

By the 1950’s, the Show was well established and was held in the current venue of the Greenock Arts Guild. These early¬† Shows were produced by Jim Foote who produced his last Show in 1962.

In 1964, Arthur Ferguson produced his first Gang Show and continued doing so until the year 2000. During his reign of 36 years, Arthur produced nineteen Greenock Gang Shows.

In 2002, after the well earned retirement of Arthur, our current Producer, Kenny Wilson, took over as Producer.

The Greenock Gang Show is a biennial production with the next Show scheduled for 2010.
Available old Gang Show Programmes have been used to build up a Photo Album of ‘Gangs over the Years’. Also shown is a couple os sketch photos. Can anyone assist in naming the years.

Click on to the Gang of 2008 and view our selection. We would appreciate if anyone could provide a copy of the few missing Gang Show Programmes, namely the fifties, 1962, 1964, 1972, 1974 and 1976.
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Comment from W.McCreath
Time August 4, 2007 at 4:38 pm

I feel old enought without my picture in the 1962 Gang Show being
labelled as 1943. Help!

Comment from JimBell
Time August 4, 2007 at 9:12 pm

Sorry – Mistake corrected.
Your young again !!

Comment from Duncan Riddell
Time August 20, 2007 at 5:53 pm

wrong again – it’s the ’64 Gang Show, Arthur’s first as producer after Jim Foote. I’ve got the prog in front of me.

I’ve also got , 72 and 76 of the ones you are missing if you’re interested


Comment from andyhalliday
Time January 20, 2010 at 1:54 pm

I recall visiting many shows as lighting manager had same name as me-visiting with our producer Don Coughtrie-a good friend of Arthur’s travelled from Birkenhead Gang show,I was also able to play host in the 1980s to one of your cast,We stayed in hotel where you had the party.Another connection I have, a cousin of my father, Kenneth Thompson was editor of your telegraph newspaper.I always liked true spirit of your shows,very well presented-of course especially the lighting.You kindly shared scripts and some costumes for our shows-true co-operation,

Best wishes, Andy Halliday

Comment from Jim Foote
Time September 8, 2010 at 2:31 pm

My happy memories of Greenocks Gang Show are as fresh as ever although I left the District in 1963. The 1962 show was a real joy and I can still remember the items although I am now 82 years old Best wishes for 2010

Comment from Jim Foote
Time September 13, 2010 at 3:35 pm

One further comment. I produced only one show in Greenock. That was in 1962. Prior to that they were produced by Bertie Morrison the Everton Camp Skipper.

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