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— Bristol South Gang Show 2023 — “The Greatest Show”

Date: 19th Feb 2023 Author: Web Editor

And was it the greatest show, oh, was it YEAH!

Looking back at last years article about Gang Show 2022 deliberately to ensure we don’t use the same superlatives to describe a most excellent venture, however, it is hard to think of bigger, better and more meaningful ways to say a really huge ‘WELL DONE & THANK YOU’ to all those involved in Gang Show 2023, truly it was ‘The Greatest Show’!

Being mindful not to leave anyone out, here goes on the thanks list – with apologies to the accidentally omitted.

Producers, Choreography, Music, including the superlative ‘Den Dwellers Band’ – Bananas guys, that’s all I will say! The incomparable ‘Chicken Supremes Backing Vocals. Stage Management and backstage crew, ditto Scenery and sound and lighting [with thanks again to Adrian Cottle]. Then we come on to – Costumes, hair, makeup, dressers, chaperones and those who did last minute but vital repairs.

Front of house, including, Stewards, Ticket sales, Photos, Designers, DVD, not forgetting Refreshments and Raffle – with special appreciation to those who must have poured hundreds of cups of tea to keep our audiences refreshed.

To those who sponsored the show in cash or kind, Dulex, Hartcliffe Community Centre, 148th Scout Group and of course the venue, Bedminster Down School, we could not have done this without you.

Our special guests, Mayoral, our Regional and County Commissioners, County Chairman, District Presidents and fellow performers from Gloucester, Exeter and other Gang Shows, we thank you for coming. Plus to all those on the District Executive that let us ‘run with our dream’.

Saving the biggest thanks to last – the audience, all 732 of you, thanks and hope you had a good time, tell your friends about next year! And also for supporting our charity collection to the tune of £392.10 magnificent and thanks again.

Act One

The Greatest Show
The Menu – all I can say to that is ‘Sausages’
Bad Guys
I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here
Ahoy Captin!
Fire And Ice

Act Two

New York, New York
Bring On The Girls
The Hike
The Coat
Night At The Flicks – I’d think twice about going to that cinema!
Cupids Arrow
Downtown Abbey – Flo ‘n Joe return for an upmarket version of their annual appearance!

Finale- concluding with the timeless classic ‘We’re Riding Along…….’

A photo galley of some images from the performances along with our guests can be found via this link.

Our thanks to all those that came along and supported ‘The Gang’ it really is much appreciated and we look forward to next year [2024] Maybe……

During the ‘run’ of the show, a collection was taken on leaving on behalf of Bristol Mind and WECIL with nearly £200 going to each worthy cause.

Potential cast members, crew, helpers, sewers or anything else are invited to contact to express an interest, we’d love to see you.

Final Curtain Call, done with lights, sound, props, music, clear the venue, home! and Relax.


Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls