Thanks For The Memories

Date: 3rd Nov 2022 Author: Simon Appleton

Rehearsals are going well, and the cast of 100 Scouts and Guides are working hard to perfect their lines ready for going on stage at the end of November.  This year’s cast are keen to bring the same enthusiasm and smiles to the stage as did the first “Gang” back in 1972 when the first Congleton Gang Show went on stage in the Town Hall.  Over the 50 years and 25 shows there have been around 3000 cast members on the stage, all supported by an army of volunteers behind the scenes.  As part of our celebration of 50 years of OUR GANG, we would like to hear from those who were in the cast and behind the scenes – let us know your memories of OUR GANG and what being a part of the show meant to you.  This year’s Producer, Andrew Brown, said, “I remember auditioning for my first show in 1987 as a cub, and was so excited when I read the letter with my mum saying that I was going to be in the show. I had so much fun with other Cubs and Brownies and I made some great friendships which have lasted throughout the years. I’ll never forget the nervous, excited buzz of performing on the stage for the first time, which is one of the many reasons I still love being involved with Gang Show to this day.”  If like Andrew, and other members of the cast and crew of OUR GANG 2022 you have fond memories of being in the show then please contact us at, letting us know who you are, when you were a part of the show and what you did.  Some of the cast and crew from the first few shows are now seeing their children rehearsing to be on the stage, and at least two local families have had three generations perform as members of an Our Gang cast.  We know that there are still some members of that first show out there, in fact a few are still involved with the show now; this year’s cast would love to hear from you and everyone involved in the 25 shows over the 50 years.  Visit our Gallery and see if can spot yourself in the various images in our gallery from shows throughout the years.