This was no ordinary theatre performance though. Our KS3 production of The Wizard of Oz gave our students the chance to perform in a promenade format.
The idea for this performance was born in term 3 last year when we realised that we might not be able to have large audiences in school by November. The Drama department though are not a group to easily give up, and we thought that if we can’t have one big audience then let’s have lots of small ones, and have even more of our talented students involved.
Jump forward 6 months and our amazing students performed an original script with confidence and independence on our secondary campus. The lead roles have stepped up to a unique challenge where 4 actors at a time are learning the same role and sharing the instruction of the director. Our supporting roles have had to show focus and organisation to be ready for 4 audiences each night to appear at any moment. And all of our performers have once again proved how talented and creative they are, with performances that inspired laughter, tension and empathy.
I am not sure that I have ever been prouder of a cast for taking on such a big challenge, especially when you consider that no one in the performance was above year 9. It was a unique and challenging show for a unique and challenging year, I hope that both the audience and cast will look back on it with fond memories because I know that I will.
To see more photos of the performance please click HERE.
Director of Performing Arts.