The much-loved Ipswich Gang Show is to return at the start of next month for its 86th year.

Held over four days, the Ipswich Scout Gang Show brings together Scouts, Guides, Rangers, Explorers, Cubs and leaders for a variety show.

The first-ever show was performed in 1938, following the tradition started by Ralph Reader in 1932.

Ipswich Star: The first Ipswich Gang Show in 1938The first Ipswich Gang Show in 1938 (Image: Archant)

The purpose of the Ipswich Gang Show is to empower young people to make a positive contribution to society through performance.

This year, the event will be held between April 3 and 6 in the Main Theatre at Ipswich School.

This year, 19 new performers will take to the stage, some of these from the mini-gang for Cub Scouts, but also those who turned up for their audition night.

Ipswich Star: The poster for Ipswich Gang Show 2024The poster for Ipswich Gang Show 2024 (Image: Keith Smith)

Across the four days, the evening performances will run between 7.15pm to 9.45pm approximately, while there will also be a matinee performance on Saturday, April 6 from 2.15pm to 4.45pm.

Tickets for the event can be found here.