Musical fun and laughter

ANNUAL SHOW ' performers from the Wellingborough Gang Show             ET picture by Georgi Mabee: 26-02-12-GM-066
ANNUAL SHOW ' performers from the Wellingborough Gang Show ET picture by Georgi Mabee: 26-02-12-GM-066

Songs from all eras are being performed by more than 100 youngsters in Wellingborough each night this week.

The town’s 27th annual Gang Show is being staged at The Castle theatre all week, with the last performance on Saturday.

Scouts, Guides, Cubs and Brownies are all taking part in the show which features more than 30 songs from various eras.

The young performers are also showing their funny side by sharing jokes with their audience.

The first show was staged on Monday night and tickets are available for the rest of the week’s shows from The Castle theatre’s box office.

The show’s producer Peter Morrall said: “It is an excellent show which is full of colour. It really moves at a fast pace from one item to another.

“The costumes are fantastic and our youngsters are all very impressive – they are all enjoying taking part.

“We did two dress rehearsals on Sunday and by the end of them we just needed an audience.

“It is quite a professional show and there is a good range of songs from every era.

“Our audience ranges from children to grandparents, and we are confident that there is something to please everyone.”

Mr Morrall, who has been the show’s producer for the last 27 years, urged people to go along to one of the shows.

He added: “Each year the young people turn up for the rehearsals every week and work so hard to put on a great show.

“Please come and see a great group of Scouts and Guides put on a show that will surprise you. You will not find any camp fires in our show, but songs from the rock era, including hits by Oasis, The Carpenters, Elton John and so much more.

“We hear so much about the trouble with young people, well this is a group of people who have been so committed to what they are doing they have not had the time to get into trouble.

“So why not support them by buying a ticket and coming to see what it’s all about.”

A spokesman for The Castle said: “The 27th annual show brings the regular mix of music from over the years with something to suit everybody.

“Don’t miss the opportunity to hear some good music together with a little fun.”

Tickets cost between £6.50 to £10.