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Gang Show 2018

Once again Greenock Gang Show has hit the boards and ran its course. With a cast of  125, they performed in front of sell out audiences from Tuesday 13th to Saturday 17th November 2018 at the Beacon Arts Centre

Comments from the audience are full of praise . From the Beavers to the Leaders, it was simply a tremendous effort and a good advert for Scouting







From the beginning to end it is action packed with exciting and colourful items including participation from Beavers and Cubs

The show begab with  full stage opening number aptly named ‘The Greatest Show.”






This is followed by Beavers and Cubs giving their exciting interpretation of the “Gun Fight at the OK Corral.”






Next up is ‘Take The Weather With you’ where Singing in the Rain played a major part. A colourful act with wonderful singing.






Then there is that well known song ‘When you are Smiling’  with actions by the girls to

encourage the boys to perform.





‘Caesar’s Palace’ with Caesar and his Guard,  Anthony and Cleopatra tells the story of Caesars’  assassination. The climax best appreciated if you are aware of his last historic words.





The first half concluded with a family Gospel Number, once again colourful and with singing that must be heard to be properly appreciated.












The second half opened with a rendering of the ‘Hong Kong Blues’ including the ‘Slow boat to China’,’ Sailor Stop Your Roaming’ and “Chinatown my China Town.”











Next up is ‘Just a Gnome’ – The gnomes put on a bright sketch.







To keep the flow going we were treated to the wonderful songs of Abba – ‘I have Dream, Voulez-Vous, , Gimme, Gimme , Gimme, Take Chance On Me. Mamma Mia, Fernando, Super Trooper and Waterloo. All well known and favourite songs guaranteed to have the audience on their feet.










The next three acts are ‘Men in Tights’, ‘The Auditions’ – a reflection on how the Gang Show cast is assembled and ‘Fields of Gold.’






As the Show draws a close, it time to recap on the night with – ‘Singing in the Rain’ , ‘This Little Light of Mine’. ‘Sailor Stop Your roaming’and ‘Take a Chance on Me.’





As always we finish with ‘These are the days we dream about’ and ‘Crest of the Wave’

A good night to remember and savour for the next two years.






Once again, we had decided to donate the proceeds of our Grand raffle to local charities.  The cast were asked to make as to which charity they would wish. From this, The Business Committee unanimously decided that the proceeds from this  prize draw held during the week of the show will be donated to Ardgowan Hospice split between the Hospice main fund and the Butterfly Project.

Ardgowan Hospice serves the people of Inverclyde to offer them quality of life. The Hospice not only provides physical and medical support, but also important practical, emotional and social support to patients diagnosed with a life limiting illness and their families and carers.

The Butterfly Service at Ardgowan Hospice gives one-to-one and group support to children and young people pre- and post- bereavement.

We have an exciting list of prizes donated by sponsors including an ipad, a Cal-mac Voucher,Vango sleeping bags, ruc-sacs and camping mats, Red Dead Redemption II game, various vouchers and minor prizes.

The cast and many helpers involved in Gang Show 2018 wish to thank all family members, fellow Scouts, sponsors and advertisers, kindred organisations, staff and management of the Beacon Arts Centre and the Inverclyde public for their support of the show. Well done to everyone for a fantastic week.

They would also like to thank our Producer Kenny Wilson and his assistants; Musical Director Frank McCamley and supporting musicians; Shoona McCaig and her team of dressers and wardrobe assistants; Gordon McCready and stage crew, prompters, stewards and front of house team and a host of other volunteers for a marvellous team effort and a great week of friendship and lasting memories.

Without their tremendous effort and time given – the Gang Show would not  be the success that it is.