BWB Gang Show comprises of Scouting and Guiding members from 3 areas: Billericay, Wickford and Basildon. Our first ever show was held in 1985 which continued to run bi-annually until 2002 when a new producer introduced our first Show In A Day. BWB continues to hold their main Gang Show bi-annually, but now their Show In A Day being held on the years in between.
Cast numbers vary each year between 50 and 70 in the Senior Gang (Scouts & Guides upwards) and 20 to 30 Cubs & Brownies in the Mini Gang. Show In A Day numbers usually vary between 60 and 100. We encourage members of all ages from the youngest to the oldest scout and guide members, managing to achieve a friendly ‘family’ feel within the varied age groups.
For Full Shows, rehearsals span 5 months leading up to the show, stopping for two weeks over the Christmas and New year period. We rehearse every Sunday afternoon from 2.00pm to 5.00pm, although cast are often staggered throughout this time to accommodate different categories of people rehearsing different show items. For those who pass dance team auditions, additional dance rehearsals take place on Sunday mornings between 10.00am and 1.00 pm For Show in a Day productions, all learning and rehearsals are done on the day of the show, with just one performance in the evening.