The gang’s all here for annual variety show

Gang show

Gang show - Credit: Archant

Only a few tickets are still available for this year’s St Albans Scout and Gang Show although it doesn’t open until February 11.

More than 100 young people will take to the stage in the all-singing all-dancing production at the Alban Arena which runs until February 14.

This year’s gang show will be the 36th and features young people aged from 12 to 25 from scouting and guiding organisations across the district who have been rehearsing for the show since September.

Anna, 11, who is taking part for the first time, said: “I really have liked doing all the different things singing, dancing and making new friends.”

Thirteen-year-old Cian’s is in his second year in the cast and he predicts there are going to be some special numbers.

He explained: “Rehearsals have been going really well, with a few tricky bits, but I think this year will be really good as there is some great music in it – from musicals to modern day numbers.”

Gang Show producer Hermione Drew said: “We have really stretched our cast with some complex singing parts, dance routines to really put their strength to the test and comedy sketches that require a huge leap in their imagination to get into character.”

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The exact content of the show is always a secret but songs range from chart hits in 2014 to swing classics from the 1940s. Last year’s production won the highly-coveted award for Best Overall Production in the St Albans District from Noda – the National Operatic and Dramatic Association. The cast were judged as being the top amateur show over other local theatre productions including musicals, pantomimes and other youth group performances.

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