Saturday, March 2, 2024

The Gang Show is coming to the Thameside!

THURROCK’S Thameside Theatre will once again play host to the Thurrock Scout & Guide Gang Show as they present their annual show later this month.

Stride On 2015 is coming to the Grays theatre from 25th to 28th March 2015 and promises to be yet another great show. Scouts and Guides from across Thurrock have been rehearsing every Sunday since early October to put together their 48th annual show.

The Show’s Director Jan Thurnell, who is officially the longest serving Gang Show Director in the world, said “Gang Show is a great opportunity for the youngsters to perform in front of a live audience, which they do with a high degree of professionalism, doing both themselves and their leaders proud”.

This year’s cast of around 70 members aged nine years and over , are supported by a similar number behind the scenes to deliver a show containing a good mixture of glamourous traditional and modern musical numbers carefully entwined with some comedy sketches, giving a nice balance of humour, whilst retaining a traditional core of Ralph Reader elements. Reader was the actor, theatrical producer and songwriter who is best known for starting the Gang Show tradition in 1931.

The show runs nightly, starting at 7.15 pm, with an additional matinee performance on the Saturday, which commences at 2.15 pm.

Tickets for all shows are priced at £11 for adults and £7 for children/concessions, and are available from Tracey Clay 01375 378863, for more information about gang show please visit


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