It’s November – It’s Gang Show Time

Gang Show Opening

Edinburgh Gang Show returns to the King’s Theatre

 

Over 250 Cub Scouts and Brownies, Scouts and Guides, Explorer Scouts and Senior Section, Scout Network and Leaders supported by a backstage team of over 100 adult volunteers will present this year’s exciting show. Edinburgh Gang Show is the biggest annual youth production in the UK and the biggest Gang Show in the world so by coming along to see the show with your Group you will be supporting young people and colleagues from right across the Region.

Gang Show Orchestra

Edinburgh Gang Show 2018 has large-scale musical routines, dance numbers, comedy sketches, fantastic singers and is a top quality night out that displays the talent of our young people in the Region.

  • Not been to the Gang Show before? Give it a go!
  • Not been for a few years? It would be nice to have you back!
  • You’re a regular attendee? Thank you and see you at the King’s! 

Group discounts are available. Give the King’s Theatre Box Office a call on 0131 529 6005 (Groups 8+) or go to https://www.capitaltheatres.com/whats-on/gangshow

Gang Show is a major part of Scouting in South East Region so this month #GetGroupsToGangShow!

Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram #EGS2018 

Edinburgh Gang Show 2018
King’s Theatre, Edinburgh
Tuesday 20 to Saturday 24 November
Evenings 7.00pm Matinee Sat 2.15pm
0131 529 6000
0131 529 6005 (Groups 8+)
https://www.capitaltheatres.com/whats-on/gangshow

Tickets from £11

Following feedback the show will be finished by 9.30pm (4.45pm Sat Mat)

Preparing to Raise the Curtain on Gang Show 2018

Gang Show Cast

Plans are well underway for this year’s Edinburgh Gang Show at the King’s Theatre.

As well as over 250 young people, who are busy learning lines and practising dance moves, there are over 100 adult volunteers working behind the scenes to produce the show. The Wardrobe Team have recently completed the move of the costume store out of 15 Valleyfield Street to new premises and are now fitting, creating and maintaining over 1,000 costumes. The Stage Crew are building and painting scenery, repairing backcloths, making props and developing lighting and sound design plans. The Administration Team are assisting the Production Team by ensuring the Cast are in the right place at the right time ready and prepared for rehearsal. The Marketing Team’s plan to fill the King’s to capacity is ongoing with posters and leaflets all around the city and regular social media activity.

All this work is undertaken for one purpose – to give our young people from Scouting and Girlguiding a tremendous opportunity performing a unique type of entertainment in a much-loved theatre as well as continuing the great tradition of Gang Shows in Edinburgh. Please support them by coming to see the show.

Edinburgh Gang Show 2018 has the usual eclectic mix of music from the stage and screen, topical comedy items and spectacular ensemble singing and dance numbers.

PLEASE NOTE – following feedback the show will be finished by 9.30pm at the latest.

EDINBURGH GANG SHOW 2018

Tue 20 to Sat 24 November

King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

To Book Contact:

Tickets £11 – £18

GROUP DISCOUNTS APPLY. (Groups 15+ get 1 ticket free)

To reserve tickets and pay later call 0131 529 6005.

Check out Edinburgh Gang Show on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. #EGS2018

Edinburgh Gang Show returns to the King’s Theatre

Gang Show

Over 250 Cub Scouts and Brownies, Scouts and Guides, Explorer Scouts and Senior Section, Scout Network supported by a backstage team of over 100 Leaders and adult volunteers will present this year’s exciting show. The Edinburgh Gang Show is the biggest annual youth production in the UK and the biggest Gang Show in the world so by coming along to see the show with your Group you will be supporting young people and colleagues from right across the Region.

Edinburgh Gang Show 2018 has large-scale musical routines, dance numbers, comedy sketches, fantastic singers and is a top quality night out that displays the talent of our young people in the Region in one of Edinburgh’s most loved theatres.

  • Not been to the Gang Show before? Give it a go!
  • Not been for a few years? It would be nice to have you back!
  • You’re a regular attendee? Thank you and see you at the King’s! 

Group discounts are available. Give the King’s Theatre Box Office a call on 0131 529 6005 (Groups 8+) or go to https://www.capitaltheatres.com/whats-on/gangshow

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram #EGS2017

Edinburgh Gang Show 2018
King’s Theatre, Edinburgh
Tuesday 20 to Saturday 24 November
Evenings 7.00pm Matinee Sat 2.15pm
0131 529 6000
0131 529 6005 (Groups 8+)
capitaltheatres.com
Tickets from £11

Diane Ross MBE

Diane Ross MBE

Congratulations to Diane Ross on being awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in recognition of her service to Scouting and to the community in Edinburgh.

Diane was a Leader for the Cub Scout 80th Birthday item in the Edinburgh Gang Show 1996, was instrumental in the organisation and running of the Junior Gang when it was established in 1997 and remains an ardent Gang Show supporter.

Her leadership and commitment to Gang Show, as well as many other responsibilities in Scouting, is inspirational. Thank you Diane for your service and here’s to many more years of Scouting fun!

From the Gang Show Facebook page

Storage required for Edinburgh Gang Show

Storage required for Edinburgh Gang Show

Due to the sale of the former South East Scotland Scouts HQ at 15 Valleyfield Street last year and with recent notice being served by the new owners that the Edinburgh Gang Show must vacate the premises by July 2018 there is an immediate challenge ahead for Gang Show management.

New premises are urgently required to accommodate the vast costume, scenery, archive store and other assets acquired by Edinburgh Gang Show over the past 58 years. The storage space required to accommodate costumes alone is approximately 60 square metres.

A negotiable annual budget is available to rent a suitable facility. It is hoped that new premises can be found to ensure the long-term continuation of the Edinburgh Gang Show in its current format.Gang Show storage

For further information about this situtation or to offer support please contact Alan Hunter, Regional Adviser (Gang Show) on 0780 893 9589.

Gang Show auditions

Gang Show auditions

Edinburgh Gang Show 2018

King’s Theatre – Tue 20 to Sat 24 November 2018

Audition Information for Scouting

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.

Auditions for Main Gang
Scouts, Explorer Scouts and Scout Network from South East Scotland Scouts
  • Sunday 13 May 2018
  • 1.45 – 6.00pm
  • St Anne’s Parish Church, Kaimes Road, Edinburgh
Boys
  • 1.45 – 3.00pm             All boys aged 10 years & over (by the Dress rehearsal on 19/11/18)
Girls
  • 2.45 – 4.00pm             Girls aged 12 years & over (by the Dress rehearsal on 19/11/18)
  • 3.45 – 5.00pm             Girls aged 11 years (by the Dress rehearsal on 19/11/18)
  • 4.45 – 6.00pm             Girls aged 10 years (by the Dress rehearsal on 19/11/18)
Membership of 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 (19/11/18) and an active member of a Guide Unit or Scout Group at that date. In addition, all who audition for Main Gang must also be an active member of the Guide and Scout Association at the date of the audition (a date which varies from year to year but this year is 13/05/18).

Older Brownies and 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.

To aid with registration on the day please complete the Audition Form in advance and bring to the audition along with the Activity Information Form.

Further information available by e-mailing edingangshow@hotmail.co.uk.

Auditions for Junior Gang
Cub Scouts from South East Scotland Scouts
  • Sunday 27 May 2018
  • St Anne’s Parish Church, Kaimes Road, Edinburgh
Boys and girls aged 8 years by the auditions on 27/05/18
  • 4.00 – 5.15pm

Note: Cubs do all performances.

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 27/05/18). 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 in advance and bring to the audition along with the Activity Information Form.

Further information available by e-mailing edingangshow@hotmail.co.uk.