AN ALL-TEEN cast of outlaws, merry men, and fair maidens will be taking to the the stage in Wilmslow this panto season.  

Robin Hood is the new production from multi-award-winning Cheshire Youth Pantomime Society (CHYPS) theatre company.

With six performances at the Evans Theatre, Wilmslow Leisure Centre, from January 3 to 7, audiences are promised a hilarious show packed with a great mix of current and classic songs.

The show is performed by a brilliant group of 11- to 18-year-old singers, dancers, and actors, all backed by a live band, superb costumes, and spectacular staging.

Knutsford Guardian: There'll be six performances of the show between January 3 and 7, 2024There'll be six performances of the show between January 3 and 7, 2024 (Image: CHYPS)

CHYPS director, Sally Hunt, says she believes this year’s production will be better than ever.

She said: “Robin Hood is a legendary tale, and we’re pulling out all the stops to do it justice and to make this a show to remember.

“Once again, we’re at the wonderful Evans Theatre in the heart of Wilmslow, which we’ve really made our home over the past couple of years.

“Our audiences will see a traditional and hilarious family pantomime, suitable for ages three to 103, staged to a near-professional standard, and performed by an incredibly talented and high-energy teenage cast.

“Many of these young people are serious about performing arts as a career.

“You’ll experience beautifully sung musical numbers and spectacular dancing, all set to live music from our superbly talented band.

“Robin Hood is the perfect family show, and I can confidently predict that you’ll go home buzzing and blown away.”

James Walton, who plays Robin Hood himself, says he’s eager to go on in the leading role. 

The 17-year-old, who’s been a member of the society for seven years, said: “I can’t wait for everyone to see Robin Hood – it’s going to be fantastic!

"We’re all practicing our singing, acting, dancing and archery skills, and this show is sure to hit the bullseye.”

Tilly Holah, who plays Maid Marian, is also 17 and a long-standing member of CHYPS.

She said: “This will be the kind of Marian you won’t have seen before – she’s bold, fearless and feisty, and her posse of sidekicks, the Lionesses, will give the merry men a run for their money.

“I’m really excited to be playing this role alongside my fellow CHYPS players.

“Don’t miss out - it’s going to be a brilliant show.”