SCOUTS and Guides are gearing up for the 24th run of the ever-popular Knutsford Gang Show.

Around 60 children, aged between eight and 18, will be treading the boards at Mobberley Victory Hall next month.

The Scouts and Guides will be putting on an evening performance each night from February 17-22, plus a matinee on Saturday February 22. 

Martin Relton, District Commissioner for Knutsford District Scouts, said: “People coming along to the show will be treated to an entertaining evening of the Gang Show variety of big colourful musical numbers blended with short comedy sketches.

“The audience will be amazed at just how talented our young people are.”

The difference between Gang Shows and other theatre performances is that there are no auditions.  Anyone who would like to have a go can get involved with or without previous experience.

“It provides the Scouts and Guides a unique opportunity to try something new,” added Martin.

“For many it will be their first experience in a show in front of a live audience and they will meet new people from different groups and form lasting relationships through their shared experience.”

As well as the cast, there are a vast number of people behind the scenes.  Scout leaders put the production together and the production team is this year led by Julie Eadie, a Beaver leader from 1st Mobberley Scout Group. 

There is also a small army of volunteers who help create the 320 costumes, build the scenery and props, sell tickets, create the music, provide makeup and keep the show rolling on the night.

Tickets are now on sale at £7.50 each for the 7.30pm show or £6 for the 2pm matinee show.  Tickets can be purchased from Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe or alternatively by calling 01565 818088.