Children shine on stage in latest KEGS show

KEGS. Picture by Martin Stockbridge
KEGS. Picture by Martin Stockbridge

Children have had anther unforgettable experience on stage after celebrating success in the latest musical extravaganza.

The 2015 Kenilworth Gang Show (KEGS) was help at Warwick Arts Centre over four nights - seeing Scouts, Guides, Brownies, Cubs, Rainbows and Beavers all get together for five performances.

The fun-filled show featured music, dance and comedy, including a trip back to the days of Hollywood Glamour and songs from musicals Matilda and Billy Elliot.

KEGS has been performed at Warwick Arts Centre biennially for over 40 years, giving generations of youngsters from the town chance to perform on stage in an authentic theatre setting and in a variety of roles.

And after the latest show which involved hundreds of children and helpers, KEGS chairman and Stage Director Neil Roberts said: “Taking part in Gang Show is a big commitment, but it is so worthwhile as the gang get the chance to learn new skills, increase their self-confidence and above all, have fun.

“This year’s cast was particularly young, and it was fantastic to see the enjoyment they got from the experience, which was clearly shared by their audience.”

Children begin rehearsals in the summer, and this year the show featured two families who have been taking part for generations. The Sheepy family has been involved with KEGS right from the start - as has the Porters family who also have seen three generations go through the show - both on stage and behind the scenes.

For more details, or to get involved in the next community show, visit KEGS