A MESSAGE FROM " MR. GANG SHOW " HIMSELF
—RALPH READERReturn to 1958 Front Page
Hello Middlesbrough !
This is to wish you all the very best for your presentation of "WE'LL LIVE FOR EVER."
I wish I could be there to see it but I am tied up in town here with rehearsals for the "Voyage of the Venturer," due at the Albert Hall in June and because of this I shall not be able to get away—much as I would like to.
I hope you will have a tremendous success with your show and will be able to tell the people who come to see it a little more about Scouting. After all, that's the main idea, isn't it ?
Let me know how it all turns out because I shall be thinking of you and wishing you all that is good. My old pal Ted Potts will be there with you and that's sufficient guarantee that you'll be given every possible help. What a great chap he is !
Its up to you now to show Middlesbrough that Scouting, anyway, is in the First Division !
As always, RALPH.
Ralph Reader's musical play, "Voyage of the Venturer," is to be presented at the Royal Albert Hall from June 9th to 14th.
The London "Gang Show," which Ralph, produces, celebrated its Silver Jubilee last year and was honoured by being featured in the Royal Variety Performance in November. Last August, while the World Jamboree was taking place at Sutton Coldfield, the London Scouts gave twicenightly performances at the Hippodrome, Birmingham, in aid of the "B.-P." Memorial Appeal; this was the first time since the inception of the London "Gang Shows" in 1932 that they had performed in the Provinces.
Next September, Ralph is to produce his first Scout "Gang Show" outside the United Kingdom, when he flies to the U.S.A. to help Chicago Scouts pat on their first show. He will be back in London by mid-September, however, to begin rehearsals for the 1958 London show.