33 Years Strong


1st Park Street were delighted to be yet again a part of the spectacular annual Gang Show, performed at the Alban Arena. 120 performers from Scout and Guide groups in and around St. Albans sang and danced their hearts out to deliver a hugely entertaining theatrical event to over 4,000 delighted audience members during its five-show run, ending on 11th February.

The performers, aged 11-25, performed more than 30 songs and sketches they had spent over 150 hours rehearsing. The talent and sheer hard work that goes into this fantastic event is what has made it the award-winning show it has become over the years.

Four talented scouts from across our two troops took part in this year's show: Ella, Grace and Rhianna from Ver, and Caspar from Colne along with Chloe Ver's young leader.

This was 13-year-old Ella's second show, and she commented afterwards: "There is nothing quite like the buzz you get from being a cast member of the Gang Show. The feeling you get when the curtain goes up is truly fantastic, and makes all the hours you spend learning everything so worthwhile. I'm so lucky to receive so much support from my family, friends and group, and along with all the new friendships I have made within the Gang Show family, this has made this a very special time in my life. I love it!"

The group's GSL Christopher Holliss commented: "I have taken my children for the past 3 years to watch the Gang Show, which is now a firm favourite with us all. We spend days after singing all the songs! It's such a proud moment for any of the group's leaders to watch our young people take part in such a show. The time, effort and skill that they put into every song and sketch is clear for all who watch this spectacular show. We cannot forget that the St Albans Gang Show is a huge production to which much is owed to the many adult helpers that work tirelessly behind the screens and out of the spotlight. The group is proud that we also have a presence there in Karen & John, who have taken a most active part for many, many years."

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