THE glitzy Gosport Gang Show was a smash hit.
The annual performance was full of great costumes, top tunes and funny one-liners with months of hard work and rehearsing paying off.
Youngsters from across the Gosport and Fareham Scout groups were joined by adult volunteers for the show, which was made up of skits and musical numbers.
James Cloutman, 15, said the show was the best.
‘It’s been coming along really well and yesterday was the best performance so far.
‘We’ve been rehearsing really well and it’s been fantastic.’
Fellow performer Tia Joyce agreed.
The opening was amazing and was one of my favourite parts.Scout Tia Joyce, 16.
The 16-year-old said: ‘The audience was great. The opening was amazing and was one of my favourite parts.’
The Gosport Gang Show started in 1978 and encourages Scouts of all ages to get involved.
In 2000, the Fareham Scouts were invited to join in and the show is held at Ferneham Hall in the town.
Rehearsals started in November and the cast spent five months practising for opening night, which was on Wednesday.
Josh Chapman, 17, said: ‘The show went well and it’s a good show this year with the songs and the different acts.
‘I loved The Beatles part because it is a great medley and the 12 Days of Scout Camp was also very fun to be involved in. Running around the stage was funny.’
The gala performance is tonight with two more performances tomorrow during the afternoon and one in the evening.
Angie Shepherdson, a volunteer for the Scouts, said she was extremely proud of the youngsters.
‘They work so hard to learn all the songs and the dance moves and I am really proud of their performances,’ she said.
‘It is a lot of practising for six shows but they work hard and it brings them out their shell.
‘You see kids who hardly talk when they first join Scouts to getting out on stage and singing.It is wonderful.’