What is a Gang Show all about ?
A gang show is a scout entertainment – an opportunity for young people to showcase their talents on a proper stage supported by adults. It is a great night out for the audience and a chance to see a family show which entertains and inspires.
In West Yorkshire, we have staged a county gang show every two years at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax. This time the show will be held on February 15th, 16th and 17th 2018.
We focus on ensuring that the performance is a mix of song, dance, comedy and drama whilst giving an opportunity to show case local Scouting. The 2018 show will focus on ‘A Million Hands’ and will be supporting the work of MIND – a mental health charity which focuses on young people.
Cast members are recruited through this page in September and we then rehearse through from November to February on Sundays at Bradley Wood. We guarantee that you have the time of your life, make new friends and get an entertainer badge at the same time!
- WYS on Show helps Hospital Group
What a great welcome for us tonight at the 1st Sheffield Children’s hospital scout group. Many thanks to Stella, Sam, Oliver, Kayleigh and Alice who represented the 2016 WYS on SHOW cast
- WYS on Show at its Best
Last week saw the climax of eight weeks hard work with the performance of the bi-annual WYS on Show, a gang show performed by the young members of West Yorkshire Scouts.
- Cubs across the County are ready, are you ?
Cubs Scouts from Brighouse, Huddersfield, Keighley, Wharfedale, Spen Valley, Aire Valley and Bradford have been meeting over the last fortnight to prepare for the cub pageant, part of WYS on Show
How can I help out as an adult ?
The adult role in the show is one of support – everything we do is aimed at making sure that the young people on stage get the best possible experience from auditions, rehearsals and the show itself. There are many ways in which adults can get involved:
|Area of work|
|Production roles||Production coordinators||Costume production||Props production|
|Technical roles||Sound and lighting technicians||Set building and painting||Special effects|
|Business support roles||Publicity and sales||Graphic design||Front of house|
|Cast Welfare Roles||Cast refreshments||First aid||Rehearsal support|
Recruitment is done through this page. A member of the executive will then contact you to discuss your involvement. Some roles are long term commitments, lasting from show inception to final performance whilst others are focused around the performance itself.
Insurance procedures at the theatre dictate that the show stage crew have to be over 18 years of age. Network members are welcome to apply to be part of the show build team which becomes the stage crew for the actual show.