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Pedigree chums to feature in panto fun

The Dog Agility Group, based in Stalmine, are putting on their canine equivalent of pantomime with several performances of Snow White and the Seven Dawgs. Pictured L-R are owners Irene Walsh and dog Jack, Kitty Clark and Echo, Liz Smith and Hally, Carol Strickland and Alfie, and Felicity Ashford with Nigel, Parker and Dennis.

The Dog Agility Group, based in Stalmine, are putting on their canine equivalent of pantomime with several performances of Snow White and the Seven Dawgs. Pictured L-R are owners Irene Walsh and dog Jack, Kitty Clark and Echo, Liz Smith and Hally, Carol Strickland and Alfie, and Felicity Ashford with Nigel, Parker and Dennis.

They must be barking mad!

The latest pantomime presentation for Wyre residents’ delight features a cast of 13 pedigree chums, with walk on roles for some humans.

Snow White and the Seven Dawgs has been billed as “a pantomime with a twist in the tail”.

The idea of dog agility instructor Felicity Ashford was inspired by the experiences of an injured war veteran who was helped through a traumatic time by an assistance dog.

The canine members of the cast regularly attend Felicity’s Dog Agility Group (DAGs) classes in Stalmine.

Stars of the show include Snowy played by Hally (German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois cross), The Handsome Prince played by Dennis,(a Belgian Malinois) and dwarves including Numpty played by Echo (German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois cross) and Boney, played by blind chocolate Labrador Alfie.

Tickets are available from Kitty Clark on 07811 269375 or by email from kit.bouman@mac.com.

Proceeds will go to Hounds For Heroes, a charity which provide specially trained assistance dogs to injured and disabled men and women from both the UK Armed forces and civilian emergency services.

Kitty, whose dog Echo plays dwarf Numpty, explained the charity was the dream of Allen Parton, a Royal Navy Gulf War veteran who suffered severe physical and mental trauma while on duty.

The arrival of an assistance dog by the name of Endal transformed his life and that of his family.

Snow White and the Seven Dawgs will be performed on Tuesday December 17 at Pilling Memorial Hall at 7.30pm and also on Sunday December 22 at Cleveleys Community Centre at 7.30pm.

The script has been written by Anne Markland and the role of Bad Santa is played by her son Jack Markland.

 

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