From the 25th January, talented youngsters from the Whitley Bay area will take to the stage to wow audiences in Whitley Bay Scouts’ Gang Show Presents Showtime!

With rehearsals almost complete, the curtains will soon be rising on the popular variety show running at Whitley Bay Playhouse. Those treading the boards will perform comedy sketches, dances and musical numbers and the gang are looking to put on another memorable performance.

The 2018 show will include a variety of numbers including renditions of School of Rock and some well-loved ABBA hits, as well as some more traditional sketches.

The 80 strong volunteer cast is made up principally of young people aged between 8 – 25 years old who are all members of the Scout Association. They are supported by over 40 adult volunteers who build the scenery, compose the music, choreograph the routines and make costumes and props.

Showtime Producer Laura Keady Bennett said: “Showtime is a really entertaining, fun, family performance and definitely not what a lot of people expect. It doesn’t matter if your five or 95, if you enjoy good music, comedy and sketches, you’ll really enjoy the show.

“It’s an unforgettable experience for those taking part – providing children and young people with the confidence to get up on stage – but it’s also a really big commitment. There are over 100 people involved in the show and all of our cast and production team are volunteers. They dedicate a huge amount of time and effort and have been working really hard since September to rehearse and prepare for the live shows.”

Tickets for Showtime, which will run from the 25th – 27th January at the Playhouse, Whitley Bay, are now on sale.

Tickets cost £10 for Adults and £8 for under 18s and can be purchased via the Playhouse box office on 0844 248 1588 or

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