VETS in Bromsgrove, Rubery and Hagley will be turning their talents to the stage next month, during an all-staff pantomime of The Wizard of Oz.

Clent Hills vets will take to the stage at Fairfield Village Hall on December 2, with a special adaptation of the 1939 musical, starring and produced by staff from the district's three practices.

Group manager Rebekka Fiorani said: "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."

All money raised from the panto's ticket sales and charity raffle will be donated to The Cinnamon Trust - a national charity for the elderly, terminally-ill, and their pets.

Vet Hayley McKenzie, who has been organising and directing the show since rehearsals started in March, said: "The Cinnamon Trust has been Clent Hills Vets’ nominated charity throughout 2017. What better way to end our fundraising year than with a magical day and night filled with fun and laughter, raising money for this fantastic cause?”

Head vet Alun Edwards will be starring as Aunt Em, alongside Rod Stroud as the wizard.

Practice nurse Sophie Hilton is set to take the lead role as Dorothy, with Sarah Male trotting down the yellow brick road as Toto.

Vet Joao Teotonio will play the Tin Man, supported by customer care advisor Nicola Pitt as Scarecrow and nurse Leah Paddock as the cowardly Lion.

Barbara Grabczyk promises to be the Wicked Witch viewers love to hate, while Victoria Hartshorne stars as Glinda.

Clent Hill's quirky take on the classic will also feature two Munchkins, Harry Trotter, Salt & Pepper and a watchful guard.

The two performances will take place on Saturday, December 2 at 2pm and 6.30pm. For tickets contact Clent Hills Vets on 01527 889810.