Zenith Youth Theatre Company are presenting four productions at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival starring forty two young people from the Bath area.
Tickets are selling incredibly well so get booking if you want to catch them.
Ticket links are at the bottom of each show section.
6th to 11th August – 10:45am – 1hr 5mins
Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
In a cramped cell aboard a ship, six prisoners are being shipped to a life of hard labour. During their six-month voyage, they endure hardship and suffering under the brutish regime of the ship’s crew. Set in 1807, this is a powerful drama about six women sentenced to be shipped to a penal colony in Australia. On this crossing, they begin to discover truths about their society, in particular the control that the male-dominated class system of their time has over them. What transpires is a harrowing real story of female solidarity, survival and strength.
6th to 11th August – 12pm – 1hr 15mins
Loosely based on a comedy written by Aristophanes in 405 BC, The Frogs is a hilarious send-up of Greek comedy and satire. This rarely performed Sondheim classic tells the amusing story of how the god Dionysos along with his servant Xanthias travel to Hades intent on bringing back George Bernard Shaw to rescue the despoiled art of theatre from mediocrity and a world gone mad. Can the literary greats turn around a world that is way too full of politics and devoid of culture?
The Lift - Youth Edition
6th to 11th August – 1:30pm – 1hr 10mins
Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
Warnings and additional info: Contains strong language and adult themes
A contemporary musical set in the lift between Covent Garden Tube platform and street level of the piazza with a rich and complex musical score. The journey of the Lift takes 54 seconds but the journey of the show takes us through a minute within everyone’s imagination, allowing us to say and see things that might not be possible in real life. ‘Adams’ witty and poignant score brings coherence amongst fragmented bursts of dialogue, each song an eruption of unsaid truth’ **** (WhatsOnStage.com).
6th to 11th August – 3:15pm – 1hr
Suitability: 3+ (3 and older)
This is the loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little grey spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman – she will create a ‘miracle.’ Spinning the words ‘Some Pig’ in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig, but ensures his place on the farm forever. This treasured tale features endearing characters and explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship.