As we reflect on the second Gang Show back after the pandemic, we can proudly shout out that the Edinburgh Gang Show 2023 was a great success.  

From January 2023 when the first Management Meeting was held to the last event of the year, the cast party, young people and adult volunteers worked together to produce another memorable show. 

We would like to thank every single person who contributed to making this year’s show the resounding success it was.  

Some facts and figures about Edinburgh Gang Show 2023. 

  • 6 performances with 5,000+ tickets sold. 
  • 247 young people onstage aged between 8 and 18 years old. 
  • 46 red neckies presented to new Main Gang cast members. 
  • 123 sparkly wee ‘Stars’ wearing Deely Boppers on a space adventure and dozens of clowns, ringmasters, trapeze artistes, jugglers entertaining in a Big Top! 
  • 349 Lighting, sound and video cues. 
  • 3,000+ bars of newly orchestrated music played live by 12 professional musicians. 
  • 1,000+ costumes ironed, maintained and worn on stage. 
  • 2 Giant Pandas cracking corny jokes and singing “So long, farewell!” and 1 Giraffe dancing and making ‘gee-raffe’ sounds. 
  • 1,000+ Souvenir Programmes and Gang Show badges sold. 
  • 8 Edinburgh Gang Show Long Service Awards and 1 Commissioner’s Commendation Award presented. 
  • 118 VIPs, dignitaries and officials from Edinburgh Civic life and from local, regional and national Scouts and Girlguiding Headquarters, theatrical communities and the national Gang Show network.  
  • A cheeky wee plug by Grant Stott for the King’s Panto ‘The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan’ (snappy wee title and some good seats still available!) 
  • 1 Gang, young people and adults, with a lifetime of memories made. 

There is no show like the Gang Show and you can bet your life we’ll be riding along on the crest of a wave for many, many years to come!  

Dates for the Edinburgh Gang Show 2024 will be announced in the new year along with details about the auditions and opportunities to get involved. 

Reviews – 2023 

**** Hugh Simpson, All Edinburgh Theatre – 

**** Brett Herriot – Scotsgay Arts – 

**** Dominic Corr – Corr Blimey – 

Luke Jackson, Midlothian View