Scouts are taking to the stage


Young people from across south east Northumberland are hitting the stage this week for their bi-annual Gang Show.

Scouts and guides have been rehearsing tirelessly since June this year practising and preparing for the Blyth Valley Gang Show 2013.

At least once a week they have met together to learn song lyrics, practise complex dance routines and memorise scripts for the family variety show taking place at the end of the month.

The show features more than 60 talented youngsters and adults performing a wide range of musical numbers, all packed full of upbeat song and dance, alongside comedy skits and sketches.

This year the show features a spine tingling Halloween spectacular, songs and dances inspired by Rocky in a energetic boxing number and upbeat tunes inspired by Light.

And comedy will includessome cheeky monkeys taking over the show and a brief, but sharp, lesson in chemistry.

The show not only stars young people, but it’s also put together by them with 20 year old producers and chorographers taking the lead and bringing in fresh ideas.

Assistant producer Robbie Leese said: “The show is suitable for all the family with a wide mix of modern chart music along with the traditional Gang Show tunes essential to any show.

“This will be our 21st year of presenting a Gang Show in Blyth Valley and the show gets stronger and stronger each time.”

Producer Denise Gates added: “The rehearsals have been sounding really good with a great mix of upbeat and slower songs featured.

“Every year we discover a new talent in a young person that they didn’t know they had previously. It’s so inspiring to see the cast grow and develop over the months.”

The show takes place until Saturday, November 2, at The Phoenix Theatre in Blyth, at 7pm.

Tickets priced at £9 are available by calling the box office on (01670) 367 228 or online at