Join the gang as they mark 30 years of taking to the stage

Youngsters taking part in Wellingborough's Gang Show in 2013
Youngsters taking part in Wellingborough's Gang Show in 2013

BY Stephanie Weaver

The tradition started back in 1985 with the first show in 1986. Just 33 Scouts and Guides took to the stage at Weavers School back then.

But this year’s show will see 100 youngsters performing at The Castle theatre, alongside three people who have been involved in all 30 shows.

Producer Peter Morrall said: “We will open with the same two songs as in 1986, set as they were then, so it would be great if as many of those who were in that show could join us again to see how the latest gang do the job.”

He added: “We would love to have your support for this year’s young people who have been working very hard to put the show together, with the help of a fantastic team of adults in the background.”

Nicky, one of the gang members in her first show, said: “I love singing the Olly Murs songs, he is my favourite singer.”

Reece, who has been in the show for a few years, said: “This year I’m in one of the sketches. I have to move so fast that when I collapse at the end of the sketch I’m not sure I’m acting!”

This year’s show runs from Wednesday, March 25, until Saturday, March 28.

Shows start at 7.15pm, and there will be a matinee for the first time on March 28 at 2pm.

Tickets are £8.50 from The Castle on 01933 270007 or via wwwthecastletheatre.org.uk.