Billingshurst Gang Show hits the stage

The rehearsals are in full swing and will continue right up to the show itself

The rehearsals are in full swing and will continue right up to the show itself

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Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Rainbows, Brownies and Guides, with some district Explorers and county Network members, will be performing the Billingshurst Gang Show at the Community Centre from tomorrow until Saturday.

A gang show is a performance of sketches, dances and musical items, based on an original idea from Ralph Reader.

Glyn Pullen, Group Scout Leader at 1st Billingshurst, said: “There will be sketches from Disney for the junior gang, Jungle Book to celebrate 100 years of Cub Scouts and High School Musical for the senior gang.

“The show will also be celebrating Britain with some flag waving, followed by a finale of all the best songs from the show.”

The main part of the gang is importantly made up of children and a role is found for anyone who wants to be involved, regardless of their singing and dancing abilitites.

The Billingshurst leaders also join in and can always be relied on to be silly with a comedy song or sketch.

Mr Pullen added: “Gang Show is fun – that is why the adults are still involved after all these years and why children return to the cast year after year. It is part of the Scout and Guide Balance Programme, offering children a chance to be creative and develop themselves.

“There has been a Scout and Guide Show in Billingshurst since the 1979 and we gained National Scout Show Status in 2013, allowing us to call ourselves a Gang Show.”

Tickets are £10 adult, £6 child, £30 family from the box office on 01403 785030, email billingshurstgsbookings@gmail.com or from Austens Home Hardware, 48-52 High Street, Billingshurst.

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