Harpenden Gang Show in the audience

Mia Vickers

Mia Vickers - Credit: Archant

The 36th annual St Albans Scout and Guide runs until Saturday at the Alban Arena. The Herts Advertiser is running an exclusive blog from some of the 100 cast members during the production

Thursday night’s show was brilliant - I think it was even better than the opening night! Even though I’ve been in the cast for three years I still get nervous but also really excited as we get ready to put on the show at the Alban Arena.

We had special guests watching the show last night - the invited VIPs, including a reporter from the Herts Ad, and a group from Harpenden Gang Show. We have a good friendly rivalry and so we had put special jokes into the show about them. We could hear them laughing and cheering!

My Guide group, the 12th and 21st St Albans Guides, were in the audience on Wednesday and they had made a special banner with me name and my friend Olivia’s on it which was lovely.

This year was different for me because as well as being in the singing and dancing numbers, I had a part in a front of curtain item - a comedy sketch. It was based around a district commissioner not being able to carry their bag and I have to sing part of a song on my own. It went really well on Thursday and I really enjoyed it.

We’ve been rehearsing since September and the rehearsals are all part of the fun of being in the Gang Show. The rehearsals are hard work but they’re also great fun and over the past three years I have made lots of new friends.

This year’s show is full of energy, full of colour and full of fun. I really don’t want it to end!