Where would you find a dancing vicar, singing stars, an art gallery and someone trying to fight their way out of a large canvas bag? This year’s Ipswich Gang Show of course!
Proving that variety performances are still alive and going strong it’s hard to believe that many of the cast, made up of members of local scouts and guide groups, have never been on the stage before.
The enthusiasm of the cast shines through making for some very enjoyable performances. From the excellent choreography of a dance routine to Bang Bang, to the brilliant arrangement of the sound of the 60s this show could rival some of the more established theatre groups in the area.
A special mention goes to Ashley Betts, not only did he put in some very professional performances throughout the show, his solo towards the end of the first act, was breathtaking.
The Gang Show combines a mixture of comedy sketches, dance routines and musical numbers, where every member of the cast gets their chance in the spot light. The format really works and is a joy to watch.
The Gang Show takes place from the Wednesday 16th until Saturday 19th April from 7.15pm, with a matinee at 2.15pm on Saturday 19th, at the Great School Theatre, Ivry Street, Ipswich.
Tickets are available either by calling the Box Office on 01473 657082, visiting Craftability, St Lawrence Street in Ipswich town centre or going online at www.ipswichgangshow.org.uk
Review: Wendy Cook, Ipswich24
Pictures: Zoe Burgess