Mirth, Melody and Music

Scout entertainment in Edinburgh before Gang Show

1960 – 1969

The first Edinburgh Gang Show was staged at the King’s Theatre in November 1960

1970 – 1979

The Gang Show was now a regular feature at the King’s, and getting more adventurous

1980 – 1989

The 1980s were a time for celebration, when we celebrated our 21st birthday, the Silver Jubilee, and the 30th show.

1990 –1999

The 1990s saw the Gang perform with their usual exuberance, even though these were testing times externally.

2000 – 2009

Entering a new millennium offered many opportunities for reflection on the past and to focus on the future.

2010 – 2019

A range of events occurred but 2010 will be remembered for “something completely different!”

2020 – Present

Let’s see what the future will bring for the cast and crew of the Edinburgh Gang Show!

These are the times

“Every night of every year somewhere in the world a Gang Show is playing.”

Ralph Reader CBE

King of showmen, ace of Scouts. Meet the man who changed the Scouts forever.