Could you join the Gang in 2017? In partnership with Girlguiding Edinburgh, the Edinburgh Gang Show has been staged at the King’s Theatre since 1960!
The Edinburgh Gang Show is a major theatre production and has been staged annually at the King’s Theatre since 1960. The cast is made entirely of members of Scouting and Girlguiding and is supported behind the scenes by many adult volunteers. Being part of the Gang Show is great fun but hard work and a high level of commitment to the show is expected.
Main Gang (Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Scout Network)
Sunday 7 May 2017 at Corstorphine St Ninian’s Parish Church (enter via entrance on St Ninian’s Road at the back of the church)
1.45 – 3.00pm (for ages 10 and over by the Dress Rehearsal on 20/11/17)
2.45 – 4.00pm (for ages 12 and over by the Dress Rehearsal on 20/11/17)
3.45 – 5.00pm (for age 11 by the Dress Rehearsal on 20/11/17)
4.45 – 6.00pm (for age 10 by the Dress Rehearsal on 20/11/17)
Junior Gang (Cubs)
Sunday 28 May 2017 at Murrayfield Parish Church (2B Ormidale Terrace)
Males and Females
4.00 – 5.15pm (for ages 8 and 9 by the Dress Rehearsal on 20/11/17)
Membership of the Main Gang
All individuals who wish to audition for Main Gang must be at least 10 years old at the date of the Dress Rehearsal (20/11/17) and an active member of a Scout Group at that date. In addition, all who audition for Main Gang must also be an active member of the Scout Association at the date of the audition (a date which varies from year to year but this year is 07/05/17).
Older Cubs at the date of the audition may become members of the Main Gang provided they meet the age and membership criteria by the date of the Dress Rehearsal.
Results of the auditions will be advised on the day.
If successful, further auditions for song, dance and sketches will take place in June with rehearsals commencing for Main Gang in late August. With the exception of a couple of dates, rehearsals will be held every Sunday from then through to show week. Cast members are expected to attend regularly and show a high level of commitment to the show.
After the auditions, a rehearsal schedule and a Registration Form (to be signed by a Section Leader) will be issued to those who have been successful along with other information.
Membership of the Junior Gang
Cubs must be at least 8 and a member of a Cub Pack at the date of the audition (a date which varies from year to year but this year is 28/05/17). As a member of Junior Gang, they must remain with their Pack until after the show week.
Cubs will be told the results of the auditions on the day. If successful rehearsals will commence for Junior Gang in September.
After the auditions, a schedule of rehearsal dates and a Registration Form (to be signed by a Section Leader) will be issued to those who have been successful along with other information.
To aid with registration on the day please complete the Audition Form and activity permission form in advance and bring to the audition. You can download the forms below:
Further information is available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org