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Girl Guides Gearing Up for a Great Show!

Girlguiding Stone Outward Division are set to take to the stage to wow audiences with their singing, dancing and comedy talents with the return of a Handful of Songs 2018!

A cast that exceeds 55 and includes Brownies, Guides and Senior Section members, ranging from 7 years up to 18 years are gearing up to impress, with rehearsals are well under way.

A Handful of Songs was born back in 1975 when Maureen Recine, the current County Commissioner, put on a show for the residents of Barlaston for Christmas, met with huge joy a seed was sown for the start of something very special. 43 years later A handful of Songs has gone from strength to strength, finding its feet on a professional theatre stage and being the only national biannual girl guiding show. The show has even been on the west end stage in London!

The shows prides itself on being open to all girl guiding members with no auditions being held, and promises to give them a unique experience, being part of a professional show and the opportunity to learn new skills in singing, dancing and acting alongside meeting new friends and having a whole load of fun mixed in to!

New cast member Esme-Kate Evans aged 8 takes on her first show “I’m so excited to be part of the show, its great fun to be learning new songs and dances with my brownie friends” “ I can’t believe I will be performing to my friends and family on a big stage!”

This years show brings the delights of the west end musicals mixed with a touch of Disney and sounds straight from the charts. Over 35 songs, hundreds of costumes and some razzle dazzle added to the talents of a group of young and passionate girls promises to create a show that you wouldn’t want to miss.

The show takes to the stage at the Repertory Theatre in Stoke-on-Trent from the 27th – 31st March 2018 with evening performances at 7pm and a Saturday matinee at 2pm. Grab your tickets by ringing The Handful of Songs box office on 01785 760682 or via email on


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