Showtime will return in 2020!


Our Showtime Producer Laura Keady-Bennett said “I think the moment the curtain raised in the finale for Bring on Tomorrow will stay with me for the rest of my days. I actually can’t describe how proud of all of you I was in that moment”.

I can’t thank everyone enough both on and off stage for their support and commitment. This show was certainly a team effort from the very talented Senior Gang to the Cub Gang and their incredible comic timing with their amazing team lead by Pamela. Ian and the band with the fantastic music to props and the amazing costumes. Also the Backstage crew who really didn’t have an easy job but pulled it out the bag. To tuck shop, dressers, stewards, front of house and registration. Plus so many others.

To all of you take a bow and know what we achieved this week was truly magical and very special. Now relax 

With only 4 days to go till Gang Show opening night! Today is our last Sunday rehearsal ahead of the big week. If you haven’t already, book your tickets via Playhouse Whitley Bay and show your support to our amazing cast and crew!



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

That’s right, we’re into Showtime Week!! Only 5 days to go on our Whitley Bay Gang Show countdown till we lift the Showtime curtain. Thank you for all your support so far and don’t forget to tell all of your family and friends about Whitley Bay Showtime- tickets are still available via the Playhouse Whitley Bay

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Adam Henderson a member of the Showtime cast recently took over the role of rehearsal photographer, working towards one  of his Scout section badges he took a number of digital photographs.

These images were taken during a recent rehearsal and have been uploaded as evidence of his work.


Sketch rehearsals continue and we’ve got some excellent scripts this year….

In the picture below picture are 4 people, can you see them?

Our Musical Direrctor continues to impress our soloists with his excellent skills!

Showtime 2018 is well underway and we can’t wait to bring it to the stage in the new year!

All we need now is your support, remember to buy your SHOWTIME tickets!


The Cub Gang continue to impress with their acting abilities! They put so much effort in every rehearsal, check them out below!

This week they joined the main gang and another number was set 🙂 huge progress made once again!

Today is Gang Photo day and we’ve had one of our rehearsal photographers present to take the eye catching photo for our Showtime programme 🙂

Look, he’s even got a great pose!

With only 7 weeks to go before show week, we’ve progressed more into the blocking of our numbers and the staging of each act.

Today we welcomed the Cubs into the main rehearsal room, we’ve danced, sung and blocked various numbers. Our costume department snuck into rehearsals to ensure our cast are equipped with the right size costume, thankfully Ania has it all in hand and they will all look amazing!

We have also reminded our cast that next week is the last week before we remove the lyrics from rehearsals, so learning and practising over the next 7 days is crucial!

We’ll be back next week with more fun, challenge and adventure of Showtime 🙂