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Fifty Four years of Achievements

22nd August 2017

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1963 Inaugral meeting of Bodlets at Weston Hotel on 15th May 1963 at 7:30pm

1964 First staged performance at The Homestead, Combe Park Bath

1965 Bodlets perform for the first time at the prestigious Pump Rooms

1967 Performed as part of the Bath Festival in Party in the Park

1968 Performed as part of Bath Festival at the Pavilion

1974 Bodlets stages it’s first full-scale musical in the newly built College Theatre

1981 Bodlets stage their first panto – Little Red Riding hood at St Alpheges Oldfield Park.

1994 Performed the world premiere of The Rochdale Pioneers in front of Her Majesty the Queen.

1995 Awarded the Noda Regional Award for Excellence for Sweeney Todd.

1995 After closure of College Theatre Bodlets perform their first musical at Kingswood Theatre, Lansdown

1996 Double Rose Bowl Award winner for My Fair lady and Into the Woods.

1998 Performed live on national television on GMTV Christmas special.

2001 Noda Regional Award for Excellence gained for the production of City of Angels.

2003 Bodlets changes its name to Zenith Youth Theatre Company

2004 Being one of the first youth companies to be granted the right to perform Les Miserables in the UK.

2004 Noda Regional Award for excellence gained for Les Misérables

2006 Rose Bowl Award Winner for the Production of Sweeney Todd

2006 NODA South West Area Chairman’s Award for Best Youth Production for Sweeney Todd

2007 Performed with Noel Edmond’s on Noel’s Christmas Presents – broadcast on Christmas morning.

2007 Rose Bowl Award for Best Youth Performance for Tallulah Last as Grusinskaya in Grand Hotel

2008 Rose Bowl Award for Best Youth Performance for Josh Carter as Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz

2008 Rose Bowl Award for Best Youth Production for Titanic

2009 Rose Bowl Award for Best Youth Actor performance for Tom Corbishley for Koko in Hot Mikado

2009 Rose Bowl award for Best Youth Production for Chess

2009 Chronicle Show of the Year (2nd) for Chess

2009 Performed at Bath Forum – Hayley Westenra Concert

2010 BANES Chairman’s Community Award for Volunteer Team awarded (Highly Commended)

2010 Rose Bowl Award for Best Youth Actor performance for Tom Corbishley for Dracula in Dracula

2010 Performed at the inauguration of NODA President in Torquay

2011 As part of Bath fringe 2011 Zenith performs its first full length play The Roses of Eyam

2011 Rose Bowl Award for Best Youth Actress Performance for Sabrina Messer as Katherine Mompesson in The Roses of  Eyam.

2011 National NODA President Award for Best Youth Production 2011 - presented for Into The Woods

2011 Bath Chronicle Show of the Year 2011 – for Into The Woods.

2012 One of the first youth theatres to perform Evita

2012 Rose Bowl Award for Best Youth Actress Performance for Sabrina Messer for her performace as Evita in Evita

2012 Rosebowl Bowl – Jean Fennel Award for Best Youth Theatre Production for Evita

2013 Celebrated 50 years of entertaining Bath with the launch of a Book – 50 Years of memories at a civic reception in The Mayor’s Parlour at Bath on 15th May (our 50th Birthday)

2013 A Grand Anniversary Ball held at the Banqueting Hall in The Guildhall on 18th May

2013 Awarded The Queens Award for Voluntary Service (MBE for Groups) on 2nd June 2013 with a visit to Buckingham Palace for a Garden party.

2013 Rose Bowl Award – Jean Fennel Award for Best Youth Theatre Production for Animal Farm

2014  Anniversary Gala at Theatre Royal Bath (8 June) – 50 years of Bodlets and Zenithians on stage together

 

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