It’s the opening night for the Gloucester Gang Show 2017.
After 7 months of rehearsals, the cast and crew are now ready to show off their achievements. The 2017 production has a fantastic selection of sketches in store for you from a 1950’s diner, showcasing all the upbeat classic tunes and high energy dance, to sketches from The Wizard of Oz and 5 big boys dressed as 5 little girls! With so much more for all of the family to enjoy, it’s a 2017 must see!
The show provides an experience of all aspects of performance, from song and dance to comedy and tragedy. The Gloucester Gang Show has been going strong for over half a century and continues to bring fantastic performances to you, year on year.
Producer, Lisa Jenkins, has been a part of the Gloucester Gang Show since 1996 and takes great pride in being able to give back some of what the show has given her over the years. Lisa says “I find every year very overwhelming. Working alongside the large group of volunteers who give up their time to help put on the show, seeing the faces of the youngsters and adults on stage during show week makes me feel so proud and it is so rewarding. We have lots of new cast members again this year and it is lovely seeing how much fun they have, the new friendships they form and the confidence and performance skills they build”.
Gloucester Gang Show is a registered charity and relies heavily on the support of the local community. The Gloucester Gang Show is funded by donations made through various fundraising actives and the whole Gang Show team would like to thank all those who have donated.
Alongside fundraising for the show, Gloucester Gang Show supports a local charity year on year. This year the chosen charity is the Great Western Air Ambulance. The Great Western Air Ambulance provides a valuable service in Gloucestershire and surrounding areas. The Gang show hopes to raise a significant amount for such a worthy cause over the coming week.
Claire Legge, new to the role of Vice Chair Lady this year says “It’s been a pleasure to work as Vice Chair Lady this year as I’ve been part of the cast for more than 15 years and understand the importance this show has in so many people’s lives.”
The Gang Show is not only a great show for the audience but also helps young people to develop their confidence, self-belief, inter-personal relationships, social skills, commitment and sense of community, not to mention their performance skills.
Here is what a few of the cast members have to say about what the Gang Show means to them:
Jamie Adams, Age 10, Cast member – “Gang Show means to me as a fun, fit and friendly exercise and has helped me with confidence in front of loads of people.”
Nikki Hughes, Age 20, Cast member – “Gang Show has been like a second family to me over the past 7 years. The support from the cast and crew has helped me to learn to believe in myself, whilst doing something I absolutely and wholeheartedly love…When I step onto the stage, I feel out of this world!”
Lewis Cussell, Age 14, Cast member – “Gang Show means a lot to me as I have had the opportunity to meet and make new friends. It has helped to build my confidence and given me the experience of being on stage.”
Cation Crawford, Age 23, Cast member – “The buzz from being on stage is unlike anything else I’ve ever experienced and the fact that Gang Show gives me the chance to experience this alongside some of my closest friends makes it a great thing to be a part of.”
Haven’t bought your tickets yet?
There is still time to get your tickets.
Date: Tuesday 18th April – 22nd April 2017
Time: Evening performances @ 7.15pm (Saturday 22nd has a matinee performance at 2.15pm as well as an evening performance)
Location: The Bacon Theatre, Dean Close School, Cheltenham, GL51 6HE
Tickets: £7.50-£9.50 (available direct from the Box Office on 01452 304024 or via our website www.glosgangshow.co.uk)