A TOTAL of 83 talented youngsters from across the city took to the stage as Southampton's Guide and Scout show Roverang returned following a three-year absence.

They wowed audiences during a week-long run at The Rose Theatre at Barton Peveril Sixth Form College in Eastleigh.

The show's theme of finding unity among division proved particularly popular. The sense of unity extended beyond the stage with Ukrainian refugees and their host families offered free tickets and given welcome backpacks.

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Another special guest welcomed to the show for the Wednesday evening performance was Nigel Hailey, Producer of GangShow 90 - the national celebration of Ralph Reader originally staging a London-based Scout performance.

This will see over 160 Scouts from across the country descend on  Hammersmith Apollo for a one-off performance on July 9. Ten of the Roverang cast have been selected to represent our city.

The production team has now turned their attention to the 2023 show. A special event for Roverang's 70th birthday in 2027 is also planned. 

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