Fifty Seven years of Achievements
3rd December 2023Back
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
2014 Rose Bowl Award for Best Cabaret / Revue Show for Charity Gala at Theatre Royal Bath
2016 Rose Bowl Award for Best Youth Musical Return to The Forbidden Planet
2016 Noda Regional Acheivment Award for Ghetto
2016 Noda award for choreography Cats
2017 Rose Bowl Award for Best Actor Lucas Porter as Jekyl in Jeykl and Hyde
2018 Zenith took the whole company to Edinburgh Fringe Festival and performed 4 shows on the Theatre Bus (The Frogs (Sold Out), Lift, Charlottes Web (Sold Out) Female Transport
2018 Dark Chat Awards Edinburgh Fringe (The Frogs wins winner of 4 awards Best Actor Marcus May - Best Musical - Best Supporting Harry Dallimore - Best Venue Theatre Bus)
2019 Noda Award for Best Youth Company Singing (Fame)
2019 Noda Award for Best Company Singing (Titanic)
2019 Rose Bowl Award for Best Actor Marcus May as Andrews in Titanic
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