Youlgrave Pantomime – Tickets now on sale

PUSS IN BOOTS – the purrrfect pantomime for all the family

**** Sorry, both matinee performances @ 2:15pm are now full – we still have tickets for all other performances ****

PussonlycompBack for our 56th season of panto, this year we are bringing you hilarity, hijinks and maybe just a little romance with the popular pantomime Puss In Boots, starting on 31st January 2018. Once again we have ten performances including two Saturday matinee performances.

Jack the Miller’s son has just inherited a cat. But this cat is no ordinary feline. And with the help of a charming fairy, Puss in Boots develops the power of speech; soon Puss helps our humble hero, Jack, on his way to fame and fortune. However, between Jack and fortune lies a terrible ogre, a wicked fairy, Jack’s bumbling, not-too-bright, brothers, as well as some rather large rabbits, not to mention a King and Queen in search of a wealthy son-in-law.

This show will be packed with every ingredient for the perfect traditional family pantomime. Expect larger-than-life characters, loads of laughs, a dose of slapstick, modern music, beautiful costumes, stunning dance moves, and of course…… plenty of heroes to cheer and baddies to boo!

Find out more & book your tickets

Pantomime Auditions

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Chorus:  Monday 18th September 2017, 6:15pm Children 8+. Parents / guardians need to attend & complete an application form—either download from our website in advance or  complete one at the auditions. Free tea or coffee available with the backstage team  while the children are auditioning. Adult  / Principals Thursday 21st September 2017: 7:00pm. We will be holding informal read-through sessions for adults interested in joining the cast on Thursday 21st September 2017.  Those interested in attending the adult / principals session, should contact, in advance, our Director, Nic Wilson  on 01629  812 276  or email


Download Chorus Application

Youlgrave pantomime tickets now on sale


Tickets are selling quickly. Both matinee performances are nearly full – please ‘phone before booking online so we can be sure we can fit you in. We still have tickets for most evening performances which will be finished around 9:30pm, in time for bed, last orders or to get to your own ball!

It will soon be time to be charmed by the classic rags to riches fairy tale of downtrodden Cinders, forced to serve her jealous step sisters and wicked stepmother. She’s off to the ball, so why don’t you come too?!

With best buddy Buttons and a magical Fairy Godmother on hand, Cinderella’s certain to escape the misery of her dastardly sisters and find true love in the arms of a charming prince. But the course of true love never did run smooth…in fact things may be a little rocky and raucous before romancing reigns supreme!

This show will be packed with every ingredient for the perfect traditional family pantomime. Expect larger-than-life characters, loads of laughs,a big dose of slapstick, modern music, beautiful costumes, stunning dance moves, and of course…… plenty of heroes to cheer and baddies to boo!

Pantomime Tickets are now on sale

crusoeposterTickets for the 2016 pantomime – The Swashbuckling Adventures of Robinson Crusoe –  are now on sale.

You can buy tickets from the Box office by

  • Call 01629 828 215 (9am – 9pm)
  • Booking in person at the Village Hall on Mondays 4– 7pm, Wednesdays 4– 6pm & Saturdays 10am—Noon
  • Or book on-line

You can pay using cash, cheque or a credit card.


Here is a sneak preview of some of the cast in rehearsals last week:





The Goose is Loose!

In a bid to sabotage this year’s panto, Sir Ferdinand Fox – a very bad fox – has kidnapped EDITV1Priscilla, the golden egg laying Goose, and is holding her captive somewhere in the village.

We’re desperate to get her back in time for the panto, Mother Goose which starts on 28th January, and so we need everyone’s help to find her. Some of the lucky people who help us find Priscilla will win a free Ice Cream when they come to see the show.

Here’s how you can help: Sir Ferdinand has left two clues to where he has hidden her. All you need to do is solve the clues then go to either of the locations that you think Priscilla is being held, and just leave your name and contact details in the competition box to enter the prize draw.

Location 1: Priscilla is having a FEAST in Youlgrave.

Location 2: Priscilla has gone DUTCH in Pommie.

We’re extremely grateful for everybody’s help, so as a reward we’ll be providing five of the lucky people who help us locate Priscilla with two free Ice Cream vouchers each when they come to see the panto. The draw will be on 26th January 2015.

Thanks for your help and good luck!

Thank you to our generous pantomime supporters

We would like to thank all the generous local business’s who have agreed to support oursponsorlogovirticalv3 2015 pantomime, Mother Goose. They are:

Would you like to join these companies in supporting this years pantomime? You can help us raise funds for the Village Hall and this year,why not let our audience be your audience. Find out more…. 

Bradwell’s Dairy Ice Cream Supports YVH Pantomime

Bradwells Dairy Ice CreamWe are pleased to announce that Bradwell’s Dairy Ice Cream are supporting this years production of Mother Goose by sponsoring one of the ten performances.

And there will be an opportunity to enjoy some of their lovely ice cream during the interval too!

Jane Bownes, Managing Director said “Bradwell’s Dairy Ice Cream are very proud to sponsor Youlgrave Pantomime 2015.  We wish you all a successful and fun packed production of Mother Goose

Would you like to join Bradwell’s in supporting this years pantomime? You can help us raise funds for the Village Hall and this year,why not let our audience be your audience. Find out more…. 

Panto Auditions – A great success

Mother Goose @ YVHThe Chorus Auditions, held last Monday in the Village Hall were a great success!  We now have 13 youngsters to add to our cast – and of those 13, 7 had been in a previous panto and 6 had not!  This is really good, as it gives other children a chance to be in the panto, bringing new ideas and abilities with them and joining a very happy company.

Our new Choreographer, Kim Robinson, put them through their paces with a simple but effective dance routine, Director Nic Wilson set them a very amusing acting challenge and I gave them an easy way to sing an old favourite thus everyone had a good time “front of House!”

The real fun of the evening ,we later discovered, was in the Social Room, where the childrens’ parents and carers had gathered to meet the Backstage Team over a cup of tea or coffee, served with biscuits.  It turned out that many of the parents had also been in the pantomimes themselves some few years ago and they had a wonderful “catch-up” session together!  We also managed to recruit some of them to help with the next production, so – a really good night all round!

If you missed it and would still like to be involved in the show in some way, do get in touch through the Website or speak to one of the Production Team, we would love to hear from you.

Jan Wilson, Producer

Mother Goose – Keeping a step ahead

We are very pleased to announce that Kim Robinson – known to many of you as the teacher of the popular street dancing classes – will be joining this year’s production of Mother Goose as our choreographer. Welcome Kim !

Would you like to get involved with this year’s pantomime? We are looking for volunteers to join both the cast and backstage crew – if you’d like to know more , let us know what you are interested in getting involved with and one of the team will contact you. You can contact the team directly by email at

Pantomime Chorus Auditions

Panto Performance

The 2015 Youlgrave Village Hall pantomime  will be Mother Goose.

Produced by Jan Wilson and Directed by ‘Dame’ Nic Wilson, this will be our 53rd year, making us the longest running and largest amateur pantomime production in Derbyshire.  We are planning 10 performances between 28th – 31st January & 4th – 7th February 2015.

Rehearsals will be on Monday & Wednesday evenings until Christmas, then some additional Sunday afternoon rehearsals are planned in January. We usually ask for children to be over 8 years old.

The auditions are at the Village Hall on Monday 15th September 2014 at 6-30pm prompt. Find out more here >>>

The pantomime is a fund raising event for Youlgrave Village Hall.