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3rd Dec, 2021

Bromsgrove, Rubery and Hagley vets to star in The Wizard of Oz panto in aid of animal charity

STAFF from a Bromsgrove, Rubery and Hagley vets will follow the Yellow Brick Road when they perform a pantomime at Fairfield Village Hall next Saturday, December 2.

The special adaptation of The Wizard of Oz has been produced by and stars vets, nurses and customer care advisors from across Clent Hills Vets’ practices in Bromsgrove, Rubery and Hagley.

All funds raised from ticket sales and a charity raffle will be donated to The Cinnamon Trust – a national charity for the elderly, the terminally ill and their pets.

Head vets Alun Edwards plays Aunt Em, Rod Stroud the Wizard and practice nurse Sophie Hilton takes the role of Dorothy, with Sarah Male trotting on as Toto.

Vet Joao Teotonio will be the Tin Man, customer care advisor Nicola Pitt is the loyal Scarecrow and nurse Leah Paddock is the cowardly Lion.

And with no panto being complete withoug a goodie and baddie – Barbara Grabczyk treads the boards as the Wicked Witch and Glinda is played by Victoria Hartshorne.

The show was the ambitious idea of vet Hayley McKenzie who has been organising and directing the show since rehearsals started back in March.

She said: “The Cinnamon Trust has been Clent Hills Vets’ nominated charity throughout 2017.

“What better way to end our fund-raising year than with a magical day and night filled with fun and laughter, raising money for this fantastic cause?”

Practice manager Rebekka Fiorani added: “It takes a lot of time, dedication and bravery to get up on stage and perform to a room full of people.

“Our team has worked tirelessly over the past nine months, in their spare time, to bring this masterpiece together.

“I really hope people will join us to ensure this is a truly memorable experience for everyone involved.”

There are two performances next Saturday – at 2pm and 6.30pm.

For ticket prices or to book, call Clent Hills Vets on 01527 889810.

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