Harpenden Gang Show programmes 1949-1959

 Show No. 1 Performance date:- Sat 22nd October 1949.
Producer:- Eric Thair
Our first show put on to rave reviews by the Cast and audience. The show started with Crest of a Wave and had just 2 pianists in the "Band".
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1951 Show No. 2 Performance dates:- 12th & 13th January 1951.
Producer:- Eric Thair
Following the success of the first show the cast, parents and Leaders, all of whom enjoyed the 1st show, convinced Eric that he should do it all again next year. The Public Hall not being available in October 1950, the date was moved back to January 1951, and has stayed in January ever since.
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1952 Show No. 3 Performance dates:- 4th & 5th January 1952.
Producers:- GHS Williamson & NG Upson
The cast size increased to 87 and this year and drums were added to the band.
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1953 Show No. 4 Performance dates:- 16th & 17th January 1953.
Producer:- Eric Thair
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1954 Show No. 5 Performance dates:- 7th-9th January 1954.
Producer:- Eric Thair
Due to audience demand to see the show an extra day is added to the run.

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1955 Show No. 6 Performance dates:- 6th-8th January 1955.
Producer:- Eric Thair
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1956  Show No. 7 Performance dates:- Not listed on the programme but probably 5th-7th January 1956.
Producer:- Eric Thair
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1957  Show No. 8 Performance dates:- Not listed on the programme but probably 3rd-5th January 1957.
Producer:- Eric Thair
The 8th Gang Show saw the Golden Anniversary of Scouting and a piece was added to the programme to celebrate this. The number of boys in the Scout sections locally at this time was just 300.
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1958  Show No. 9 Performance dates:- Not listed on the programme but probably 2nd-4th January 1958.
Producer:- Eric Thair
Piece added to the programme acknowledging Ralph Reader for without him Scout Gang Shows would not be being performed. It was noted that the cast of the London Gang Show performed at the Royal Command Performance this year.
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1959  Show No. 10 Performance dates:- 30th December '58 & 1st-3rd January 1959.
Producer:- Eric Thair
Yet another day is added and a performance on New Years Day. Hardy lot back then!
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Harpenden Gang Show

Is all about the Young People of the Harpenden and Wheathampstead District Scouts putting on each year a fresh and lively show. And dont they enjoy themselves.