Zenith Youth Theatre today heard that both their anniversary productions have gained a prestigious nomination in the South West Rose Bowl Awards.

The Rose Bowl Awards aim to encourage excellence in the amateur theatre within the South West of England by providing a forum in which performers, directors and technicians alike can aspire to high standards of achievement commensurate with their professional counterparts.

The Awards, presented annually since 1963 and described as the ‘Oscars of the South West’ for the amateur stage, are open to any amateur dramatic or operatic club in Bristol and surrounding area including Devon, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire. Award winners are nominated by a panel of adjudicators who are chosen for their extensive qualifications and experience in the amateur and professional theatre, either through performing or teaching

Zenith Youth Theatre Company nominations 2014:

1. Chris Harris Award for Best Variety /Revue/Pantomime – 50th Anniversary Gala (Zenith Youth Theatre Company)

“This nomination is a perfect way to end the year long anniversary celebrations, with so many past members contributing to the gala it is a fitting tribute to 50 years of entertaining Bath”
Scott Rogers – Artistic Director Zenith Youth Theatre Company

2. Youth Award for Best Actor – Sam Cochrane as Javert Les Miserables (Zenith Youth Theatre Company)

“This is my second nomination in the Youth Actor category and I am delighted to have been selected. Playing a role like Javert in this great musical is a gift and especially with such a talented company such as Zenith. It is a true honour!”
Sam Cochrane – Zenith Youth Theatre Company Member

The awards ceremony will take place on October 19th at The Winter gardens Weston Super Mare where over 400 local amateurs will gather to see who carries off the sought after Bristol blue glass bowls.