Flying High


United Kingdom




In 1976, Flying High was officially made a Scout District and Guide Division show,and so members of the cast came from a wider area within the Derby East Scout District andGuide Division. In the 1982 show the word 'Revue' was discontinued and the words 'Gang Show' were used for the first time as the producer was fairly confident that Flying High was of a sufficient standard to become a recognised Gang Show. The show was assessed by a LondonGang Show assessor and Flying High was granted official recognition and the right for it'smembers to wear the official red Gang Show neckerchief with it's embroidered Derby East GS motif. In 1990, Flying High moved to Derby Playhouse, a proper theatre!The show had outgrown itself in the school hall; tickets for the show could have been sold twice over. It was a gamble, which paid off, as the general public now had the opportunity to see a Gang Show as well as parents and friends. Flying High '90 was a success at Derby Playhouse and continued to be so until 2002. Flying High has been produced every two years up to the present day, John Hughes handing over the production to the present producer, Jean Roulinson, for the 1994 show. In 1998, the show celebrated its 30th Anniversary and special items were presented that year from past shows. Although John continues to support Flying High Gang Show,which became a Company in the year 2000, we were sorry to lose Mary's support as she passed away in July 2001. Flying High 2002 saw the end of our shows at Derby Playhouse, the venue for Flying High 2004 was the Derby Assembly Rooms and with that proving sucessful the show continued there every two years until 2008. Flying High 2010 saw a return to the Playhouse under it's new 'Derby Theatre' ownership.

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