A MAYOR and headteacher were blasted with splurge guns in the finale of a successful production of Bugsy Malone.

More than 80 students – with ages ranging from 11 to 18 – starred in Wood Green School’s production of the classic West End hit.

Audiences filled the school hall to watch the students’ take on 1920s gangland warfare, nightclub bust ups and, of course, children last Wednesday.

Young gangsters took the musical to its showstopping end by firing splurge guns at Witney mayor Chris Woodward and headteacher Rob Shadbolt.

Mr Woodward, speaking after being coated in gunge by Fat Sam and Dandy Dan, said: “It was an absolutely superb performance of Bugsy Malone a Witney’s Wood Green School.

“There was singing, dancing and technical excellence all in one.

"I’m so very proud of all involved.

“I even managed to get Mr Shadbolt to join me for a go with the splurge guns.

“It was so much fun to throw myself into it and have a laugh. The real prize of being the mayor is attending and supporting events like this – and getting into the thick of it.”

Pupils had been rehearsing the show since September and the enormous cast was supported by a large behind the scenes crew of more than 40 students and staff.

As well as providing technical support and live music, the choreography for the action packed show was created and led by three Wood Green sixth formers: Olivia Thomas, Camryn Cuthill and Becky Roberts.

Newly appointed head of drama Anita Ward was delighted with the successful performance.

She said: “We are immensely proud of all of the cast and crew.

“All their hard work and dedication has finally paid off.

“It has been wonderful watching all the different year groups mixing together over the last few months to produce this action packed, fast paced show”.

The leading roles in the show were taken by Daniel Mann, Kitty Taylor, Edd Conroy, Joseph Partridge, Abbie Togstead and Maisy Brocklebank.

Bugsy Malone is a popular musical and 1976 American-British musical gangster comedy film, featuring only child actors and telling a loose story of gangsters during prohibition era America.