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Gang Show Programme Extract: 1983

The following text has been taken word-for-word from the 1983 Show programme. Although the text was relevant at the time, it may not be relevant (or current) now.

These Gang Shows

On the 31st October 1932, in the Scala Theatre, London, a new scheme was born. it was called "The Gang Show 1932", and was written and produced by "A Holborn Rover".

So it was that Gang Show came into being and, apart from the war years, there was a completely new Scout Gang Show performed in London each year until 1974.

Now Gang Shows are produced all over the world and always the story is the same - they are all small hits. There has been a film made of the Gang Show; it has been featured on television many times; it has twice taken part in Royal Command Performances, as was often attended by Royalty.

The "Holborn Rover" of 1932 has come to be known far and wide as Ralph Reader CBE, and it was he who wrote all the material for all Gang shows since 1931 - and no mean feat!

Through Gang Shows, Ralph Reader can claim to have raised nearly a million pounds for Scouting, entertained many thousands of audiences, and given much happiness to countless Scouts.

Sadly, Ralph Reader died less than a year ago. {1982}

Our {1983} Gang Show is the first to be presented in Inverness since the Ness Gang Shows of the 1960s, and it is the first ever in Eden Court. With the combination of the superb facilities of the theatre and Ralph Reader's well-proven format, we in Inverness can claim to have produced a Gang Show which has contributed in a small way to the Gang Show success story.


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Programme Covers 1983-1993.
Programme Covers 1995-2005.
Programme Extract 1983.
Programme Extract 1985 (1).
Programme Extract 1985 (2).
Programme Extract 1987.
Programme Extract 1989.

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