You're getting on a bit Keith, but how old are you really?
I�m not the oldest, I�m the young one.
What starring role did you perform in
the 1983 Show?
I wasn�t a star, but I did enjoy the 'Come Dancing' item.
What do the
words 'Gang Show' mean to you?
I first got involved in Gang Show in 1965, when I was a Scout in
Newcastle. So you see, I got the Gang Show bug at an early age. It was
good fun and still is today!
Why do you keep
coming back for more every two years?
The main reason for coming back is that I still enjoy it as much now
as I did when I participated in my first Show.
Share with us
some words about The Five Originals.
When it was proposed that we held a Gang show in Inverness, I was one
of the few people who had been involved in Gang Show and so was very
much in favour of doing a Show. Little did I know that twenty-odd years on
we would be preparing for another Show.
What was your
starring role in the 2003 Show?
As my fellow thespians have said, there are no individual stars in
Gang Show. Everyone in the cast is a star, we just have different
parts. [Careful Keith, this is a family website!
Give us one word
which summarises Gang Show to you.
Great fun. [Maybe a thespian, but not a
mathematician! - Ed]
What do you
think about the 6-month rehearsal schedule?
These are the hardest and also the funniest times. This is where we
get to make our mistakes and have a good laugh. It's 6 months of hell!
Give us some
personal comments about Gang Show.
As well as being a Gang Show thespian, I am also Area Quartermaster,
so after every Show I�ve got to find storage space for all the props
and scenery that the Show generates. Since we have done 10 Shows, we
have accumulated a lot of props and scenery items over the last twenty
I also have the job
of sorting out dressing room allocation for the week in the theatre.
This is always difficult, as we have a cast of about 130 and they
range from Cubs to adult leaders. As the Show has evolved over the
years, we have had increased support by the theatre staff who have
been very helpful. Some have been involved in nearly all our Shows,
and one member of staff had his own son in the 2003 Show!
The views and
opinions expressed by The Five Originals are not necessarily those of
the Scout Association, and are definitely not those of Inverness Area