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Scouts, Cubs, Guides, Brownies and Rainbows from Bourne, the Deepings and Stamford perform for the 30th Anniversary Deeping Gang Show at the Deepings School. Photo by Tim Wilson.
Scouts, Cubs, Guides, Brownies and Rainbows from Bourne, the Deepings and Stamford perform for the 30th Anniversary Deeping Gang Show at the Deepings School. Photo by Tim Wilson.

A cast of about 50 Scouts, Cubs, Guides, Brownies and Rainbows from Bourne, the Deepings and Stamford are taking centre stage for this year’s Deepings Gang Show.

The youngsters were joined by a 100-strong production crews for the four-night event at The Deepings School, Deeping St James, to mark the show’s 30th anniversary. A barnstorming cocktail of music, song and dance, featuring excerpts from popular West End shows such as Frozen, Oliver and Riverdance, thrilled sell-out audiences for both matinee and evening performances on Saturday. The show’s director Ian Henderson said: “The show’s been well-received and we’ve seen some fantastic talent, both on and off the stage. “We started our rehearsals back in September with a 50-strong cast who were very young this years, including a Junior Gang of about 16 youngsters who were phenomenal. “The show included an item called Cold Chill, based around the film Frozen, but there were also items of song, music and dance based around the original Gang Show in 1932. “Some of the sketches were written by members of our team, so it was a proud moment when I was appointed to be the director of this 30th show.” The first Deeping Gang Show was held in 1986 to celebrate the tenth anniversary of 1st Market Deeping Scout Group and it has been staged at The Deepings School ever since. Ian said: “The school has been perfect as a venue and we’ve had people at the show this year who were involved in the very first one. “It is an immense privilege to be part of this wonderful game called Scouting and there is no greater feeling than being part of this special Gang.”

Some of the Deeping Gang Show cast show off their version of Riverdance in the setting of Disney's Frozen. Photo by Tim Wilson.
Some of the Deeping Gang Show cast show off their version of Riverdance in the setting of Disney's Frozen. Photo by Tim Wilson.

The show is on tonight and tomorrow night (Friday and Saturday) at the Deepings School, Park Road, Deeping St James, starting at 7.15pm.

There is also a matinee show tomorrow at 2.15pm, with tickets for tonight’s show priced *.50.

To book, call Liz Harrison on 07934 254319.

Rachael Barnes, one of the Deeping Gang Show producers. Photo by Tim Wilson.
Rachael Barnes, one of the Deeping Gang Show producers. Photo by Tim Wilson.
One of the show's characters based on Elsa in the Disney film Frozen. Photo by Tim Wilson.
One of the show's characters based on Elsa in the Disney film Frozen. Photo by Tim Wilson.
Scouts and Guides in a show full of song, music and dance, directed by former district commissioner Ian Henderson. Photo by Tim Wilson.
Scouts and Guides in a show full of song, music and dance, directed by former district commissioner Ian Henderson. Photo by Tim Wilson.


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