Youlgrave pantomime team rallies support

Youlgrave panto
Youlgrave panto

Volunteers behind one of the longest-running pantomimes in Derbyshire are looking for recruits to join them.

Youlgrave pantomime is now in its 54th year and requires a 70-strong team to stage it.

The volunteers are always looking for new talent to join their team - either on stage or behind the scenes.

Their next production will be The Swashbuckling Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, complete with larger-than-life characters, loads of laughs, beautiful costumes, stunning dance moves and live music.

Open chorus auditions, for children eight years and older will be held on Monday, September 14, at 6.30pm in Youlgrave Village Hall. Parents and guardians need to accompany children to these auditions.

Director, Nic Wilson, will hold informal read-through sessions for adults interested in joining the cast during the week beginning September 28, 2015.

Rehearsals will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 7pm to 9pm, until Christmas.

The Swashbuckling Adventures of Robinson Crusoe will be staged in the village hall from January 27-30 and February 3-6, 2016, where audiences will cheer the heroes and boo the baddies.

The team is also looking for additional musicians this year - in particular those who can play reeds, flute, bass (guitar or double) and percussion. Those interested in attending the read-throughs, or the music auditions, should contact Nic on 01629 812 276 or by email

More information on how to get involved is also available at