Old Buckenham Hall pupils transported their audience from Suffolk to Kansas with a magical Wizard of Oz production

Summer Term at Old Buckenham Hall School got off to a whirlwind start (and with a pair of sparkly red shoes) with a Wizard of Oz production that transported the audience from Suffolk to Kansas. Featuring 42 children from Years 3-8, the show delivered on- and off-stage magic in what is OBH’s 160th anniversary year.

The production had state-of-the-art projected animated backdrops, using green screen technology to create the balloon flying away and Aunt Em in the crystal ball. The children also used professional standard radio mics on stage and took on important backstage roles to support the drama. Having a live orchestra added magic to the occasion. This comprised 12 musicians covering percussion, bass, keyboard, cello, violin, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone and trumpet.

Old Buckenham Hall put on 'Wizard' performance
This was a whole-school production – and a fitting way to mark Old Buckenham Hall’s 160th anniversary year

“This year’s production of The Wizard of Oz was a triumph for all involved. The children showed great determination and commitment,” says David Mitchell, Deputy Head and Director of Music. “I couldn’t be more proud of the children and grateful to the staff and parents for their support.”

Old Buckenham Hall School obh.co.uk

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