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One of the best memories I have from Girl Guides is putting together a show, in which we worked as a team to stage, set and perform songs and dances for a rapt audience ... of about 40 people.
The Edinburgh Gang Show is on a much larger scale than my experience was. Every year, over 250 Guides and Scouts from troops all over the city come together in an explosion of creativity to put on a showcase of musical, dramatic and comedic talent.
Previous Gang Shows have received glowing reviews, with the overwhelming theme that the Shows are professional, entertaining, and fun.
The Show takes place at the King's Theatre and promises to be bigger and better this year than it has been before. You can buy tickets through the Festival and King's Theatre website, Edtheatres.
While the basic format has remained the same, the Show has changed and developed over the years since it was established in 1932 in London by Ralph Reader, CBE. That, of course, is because the content is driven by the young people of the Scout and Guide movement, who sing and dance and act the things that they think will entertain their friends and family. There's even a junior gang of Brownies and Cubs, who join in with their older brothers and sisters.
So, if you're looking for a family-friendly activity at the end of November then please support the local Guide and Scout movement and go along to the Edinburgh Gang Show. I don't think you will be disappointed.