Edinburgh Gang Show 2020 Auditions – South East Scotland Scouts

Edinburgh Gang Show 2020 Auditions – South East Scotland Scouts

The Edinburgh Gang Show 2020 will take place at the King’s Theatre in November and we are looking to assemble a cast of over 250 young people. Being involved in the Gang Show is an excellent opportunity to have fun, make friends, gain confidence, perform in a professional theatre and develop skills for life!  Please pass on the details to young people who may be interested in performing arts or those looking for a new challenge. Edinburgh Gang Show is active on social media so keep up to date with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram #EGS2020 and please share our content.

In next month’s newsletter, existing cast members will share their experiences of the Gang Show.

Details of the requirements to be in the Gang Show and the Audition/Activity forms are available to download on the Edinburgh Gang Show website and should be completed in advance and brought to the audition. www.edinburghgangshow.co.uk 

MAIN GANG  – 10th May – St Anne’s Parish Church, Kaimes Road

Scouts, Explorer Scouts, Scout Network

Boys

2.00 – 3.00pm – All boys aged 10 years & over (by the dress rehearsal on 16/11/20)

Girls

2.45 – 4.00pm – Girls aged 12 years & over (by the dress rehearsal on 16/11/20)

3.45 – 5.00pm – Girls aged 11 years & over (by the dress rehearsal on 16/11/20)

4.45 – 6.00pm – Girls aged 10 years & over (by the dress rehearsal on 16/11/20)

JUNIOR GANG – 31st May – St Anne’s Parish Church, Kaimes Road

Cub Scouts

3.30 – 4.30pm – Boys and girls aged 8 years or over (by the dress rehearsal on 16/11/20)

 

Edinburgh Gang Show 2020
King’s Theatre, Edinburgh
Tue 17 to Sat 21 November
Tickets on sale soon

Edinburgh Gang Show 2020

Edinburgh Gang Show 2020

The Edinburgh Gang Show is a large-scale variety show that is presented annually at the King’s Theatre, Edinburgh in November. The cast is made up entirely of 250 young people from South East Scotland Scouts and Girlguiding Edinburgh and is supported by over 100 adult volunteers. It is a fabulous experience to participate in a show of a very high standard in a professional working theatre and involvement offers the opportunity to make new friends, work towards various awards and gain #Skillsforlife. Being in Gang Show requires a significant commitment to rehearsals, the show week as well as to weekly Scouting and Girlguiding.

This year we are looking to recruit new members to join both Gangs. Please share the dates with your section, share on social media and encourage as many young people to try out for the show. 

Main Gang Auditions (Scouts, Guides, Explorer Scouts, Rangers, Scout Network)

Sunday 10th May – St Anne’s Parish Church, Kaimes Road, Edinburgh.

Junior Gang Auditions (Cub Scouts and Brownies)

Sunday 31st May – St Anne’s Parish Church, Kaimes Road, Edinburgh

Details of the format and times of the auditions will be given in a future newsletter.

Please follow the Edinburgh Gang Show on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. #EGS2020 

Edinburgh Gang Show 2020
King’s Theatre, Edinburgh
Tue 17 to Sat 21 November 2020

Tickets on sale soon.

The 60th Edinburgh Gang Show

The 60th Edinburgh Gang Show

When the curtain came down on the Edinburgh Gang Show 2018 work began almost immediately to prepare for the 60th Edinburgh Gang Show which was presented at the King’s Theatre in November 2019.

Over 250 young people, supported by over 100 adult volunteers, worked tirelessly for many months to produce a show that was of the highest standard possible to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee show. To recognise their involvement every member of the show was presented with a certificate and the Main Gang and adults were presented with a limited-edition woggle and the Junior Gang were presented with a unique Gang Show badge with a ‘diamond’ affixed.

The show garnered numerous four-star reviews from various media organisations and over 5,500 people attended the show. The feedback has been superb.

Guests to the show included Christine Hunter Hughes (National President of the National Operatic and Dramatic Association), Stuart McCue-Dick (Councillor of NODA Scotland) Duncan Hendry (Chief Executive of Capital Theatres), Cllr Joan Griffiths (Depute Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh) Commissioners from South East Scotland Scouts and Girlguiding Edinburgh and members of the Brisbane, Melbourne, Coventry, Crewe, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Glasgow, Stirling, Dundee and London Gang Shows.

At the Saturday evening performance, we were honoured to welcome Tim Kidd (UK Chief Commissioner, The Scouts) Andrew Sharkey (Chief Commissioner, Scouts Scotland) and Moira McKenna (Scottish Chief Commissioner, Girlguiding Scotland) to the King’s Theatre. Their presence with us added to the very special atmosphere during Gang Show week.

The Edinburgh Gang Show is a major part of the programme that is offered by South East Scotland Scouts and Girlguiding Edinburgh so on behalf of everyone involved in Gang Show we would like to say thank you for your support over the past 60 years. “We’ve Got a Lot To Be Thankful For!”

It will soon be time to start working on the Edinburgh Gang Show 2020 – more details will follow in the New Year.

It’s November… It’s Gang Show time!

It’s November… It’s Gang Show time!

Join us at the King’s Theatre as we celebrate the 60th Edinburgh Gang Show!

Over 250 Cub Scouts and Brownies, Scouts and Guides, Explorer Scouts and Rangers, 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 2019 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 #EGS2019 #60thShow

Edinburgh Gang Show 2019 – the 60th Show
King’s Theatre, Edinburgh
Tuesday 19 to Saturday 23 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 £11.50

Bringing Edinburgh Gang Show in November 2019 into your section’s programme

Bringing Edinburgh Gang Show in November 2019 into your section’s programme

Bringing your section to see the Edinburgh Gang Show is an excellent way to enjoy a quality performance in one of the most loved theatres in the country and by promoting awareness of the show to your young people it may inspire them to become involved in the future.

Programme ideas

Beavers and Cubs

  • Make Good Luck cards to send to cast members.
  • Design a poster to advertise the show.
  • Learn the words and moves to ‘Crest of a Wave’ and sing to an audience.

Cubs and Scouts

  • Find out about the history of the King’s Theatre and/or the Edinburgh Gang Show and present a report or give a talk.
  • Design a costume for an item in the show.
  • Devise a comedy sketch and perform it to the Group.
  • A famous Gang Show song is called ‘We’ve got a lot to be thankful for’. Discuss what you are thankful for in your life.

Scouts

  • Write a review of the show, giving it a star rating out of 5, and send to the Gang Show Marketing Team. (These may be published on social media)
  • Research various styles of dancing then choose one and perform a routine.
  • Construct a model theatre.

Explorers

  • Using ideas and themes from the show ‘re-stage’ some items and present to an invited audience in December.
  • ‘Take over’ your Unit’s social media and create content about the Gang Show trip.

Scout Network

  • Interview backstage members for a newsletter/website article for a written article or short film.
  • Become a ‘Gang Show Champion’ and actively promote the show throughout November.

 Edinburgh Gang Show 2019 – come and enjoy a fantastic performance!

There are only a few weeks to go until the curtain rises on the 60th Edinburgh Gang Show and the Gang of Cub Scouts, Brownies, Scouts, Guides, Explorer Scouts, Rangers and Scout Network members are working very hard to present another entertaining week at the King’s.

Every Sunday the Gang meet to rehearse their songs, dance routines and lines for sketches while the Wardrobe Team source, make and fit costumes, the Stage Crew make props and build scenery and the admin teams keep everybody in the right place at the right time. The Marketing Team is actively promoting the show, including having a presence at ScoutFest last month, creating social media content and editing the souvenir programme. It’s all going to plan…but we need YOU to be our audience!

Make 2019 the year you support the Edinburgh Gang Show. We guarantee you will enjoy the whole performance and be impressed with the talents of the young people in our region.

We’ll see you at the King’s!

Edinburgh Gang Show 2019

Tue 19 to Sat 23 November

King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

0131 529 6000

0131 529 6005 (Groups 8+)

https://www.capitaltheatres.com/whats-on/gangshow

Tickets from £11.50. RESERVE NOW AND PAY LATER.

Backstage Tours of the King’s Theatre

If there is enough interest, we may be able to offer a backstage tour of the King’s Theatre on Saturday 23rd November before the matinee performance. This will be subject to theatre management approval. Please contact Scott Walker – scottwalker82@hotmail.com if this may be of interest.

Edinburgh Gang Show is 60 – Making Memories!

The Diamond Jubilee Edinburgh Gang Show is the launch of the 60th year celebrations and these will continue until November 2020. As part of the celebrations, we are looking for ‘Gang Show Memories.’ If you have any photographs, newspaper clippings, old programmes/’Gang Times’ or anything else related to Gang Show history that you would be willing to share please contact Scott Walker.

This November, over 250 Cub Scouts and Brownies, Scouts and Guides, Explorer Scouts, Rangers and Scout Network members, supported by a backstage team of over 100 Leaders and adult volunteers, will present a superb evening’s entertainment. Edinburgh Gang Show 2019 has large-scale musical routines, dancing, comedy sketches, fantastic singers. It a top quality event that showcases the talent of our young people in the Region in one of Edinburgh’s most loved theatres.

 

The Edinburgh Gang Show is the biggest annual youth production in the UK and the biggest Gang Show in the world! By coming along to see the show with your Group or Section you will be supporting young people and colleagues from right across the Region.  

  • Not been to the Gang Show before? Give it a go. We can help organise a Group Outing (risk assessments guidance, advice on best seats, transport/parking advice etc)
  • Not been for a few years? It would be nice to see you back!
  • You’re a regular attendee? Thank you and we’ll 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
  • (Tickets can be reserved and paid for later – just ask!)

Next month’s newsletter will focus on how a trip to the Gang Show can be developed into your section programme and Activity Badges.

 Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram #EGS2019 

 Edinburgh Gang Show 2019
King’s Theatre, Edinburgh
Tuesday 19 to Saturday 23 November
Evenings 7.00pm Matinee Sat 2.15pm
0131 529 6000
0131 529 6005 (Groups 8+)
capitaltheatres.com
Tickets from £11.50