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Beauty and the Beast - 4-8 January 2023

We are excited to announce that our 2023 Pantomime will be

Beauty and the Beast - The Panto!


Once again we will be in the heart of Wilmslow at the Evans Theatre, Wilmslow Leisure Centre.

As with all CHYPS shows, you can expect:

  •     Local immensely talented 11-19 year olds with a passion for acting, singing and dancing

  •     A show packed full of music - 20 amazing songs, current and classic

  •     A live seven piece band led by a professional Musical Director

  •     Choreography by a professional (West End) dancer

  •     Spectacular professional lighting, effects and set

It's a great family trip out for ages 3 to 103! You’ll go home buzzing and blown away.
But don’t take our word for it. Here are some audience comments from last year.
“Best panto ever! Amazing talent! Loved it!”
“A seriously talented bunch of young people!”
“This is the best panto I have ever been to! Totally amazing!”



It all began in 2007 when over forty 11 - 19 year olds started rehearsing a traditional pantomime, Robin Hood. None of the cast had been in a panto - some had never seen one!

Robin Hood was staged in January 2008 and CHYPS has never looked back.

Their talent and energy shone through as they entertained delighted audiences exceeding 900 during the week.

CHYPS pantos are especially written to appeal to teenagers with large casts and great music. The shows are professionally staged with live music from a teenage band led by our musical director. CHYPS combines lots of fun with hard work and the satisfaction of being part of shows that are a delight to watch.

CHYPS is a charity relying on support from parents, schools, grants, local businesses and the skills and energy of individual helpers.


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Would you like to support CHYPS in the future and at the same time get priority booking for our next show?

Why not become a CHYPS Patron? We sold out six performances in 2020, so this is the best way to ensure good seats.
You will get:

  • Priority booking for seats with no booking fee

  • Invitations to our social events

  • Invitation to our AGM

  • Your name as patron in our programme

The cost is £15 for individuals and £30 for a family.
For further details contact

CHYPS is now part of Amazon Smile - for every purchase you make Amazon will donate 0.5% to CHYPS.
Please click the link below and then select Cheshire Youth Pantomime Society from the list of registered charities, and then use the link each time you make a purchase on Amazon.