The show gives girls the opportunity to take part in something that is quite unique. Girls come forward sometimes with little confidence and ability and through the weeks of rehearsals and the show they become “stars”.
It is a wonderful opportunity to extend what Guiding can offer its members and has influenced many cast members in their careers and brought together hundreds in the name of friendship and Girlguiding.
From the success of our shows we have been given the opportunity to perform at Lichfield Cathedral, Birmingham Symphony Hall, The Victoria Hall, Stoke on Trent and The Mermaid Theatre in London. We also recorded a track on a CD which was made to raise funds for the late Nigel Jones chosen charity and each show has its own DVD produced.
Alongside our cast of Brownies, Guides Rangers and Young Leaders our Leaders always have taken there turn as they are seen on stage in their own scene; they always succeed in bringing the house down! They have been “Mums Army”, “Nun’s” “Cub Scouts” and “Shirley Temples” to name but a few.
The team who make the show “happen” are dedicated and loyal and pull out all the stops to support the girls. Many of the team continue to work with us, whilst we welcome many new faces to the team each show. It is true to say that for every girl on stage there is someone behind the sconces making it happen.
As far as we know the show is unparalleled. Many Girlguiding divisions put on shows throughout the country, but none we know of on a biennial basis over so many years. We have designed our own logo for the neckerchiefs and woggles, and these are awarded for performing or after helping with three shows. We are not in competition with anyone and therefore the show has developed and become more professional through its own merits and our team.