PATRICIA ROUTLEDGE’S 90TH YEAR

On February 17th 2019 Dame Patricia Rutledge, a long time supporter of theatre in Bristol,  celebrated her 90th birthday. The Slade family and all others associated with this website, in particular the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, where she and Julian first met nearly seventy years ago, sent her their very best wishes. PATRICIA ROUTLEDGE and […]

THE 2018 ‘SALAD DAYS’ TOUR

                             Not even in its 1950s heyday did any production of Julian Slade and Dorothy Reynolds ‘Salad Days’ tour anywhere for as long as 11 weeks, visiting 11 different well known towns and their principal theatres, That is the story of the […]

JANE WENHAM. A VERY SAD LOSS

        JANE WENHAM (1927-  2018) Jane, who very sadly died in November, was an actress and singer of enormous talent whose performances will always be remembered by, among many other, Bristol audiences and members of the the Bristol Old Vic Theatre Company of the early  and mid 1950s. She was also a great […]

‘SALAD DAYS’ DELIGHTS AGAIN

REVIEW EXCERPTS FRINGEREVIEW UK 2018 (Brighton Theatre Royal Sept 5-8) ‘It’s the happiest post war show……..For pure silliness Broadway could never dream up anything like this. Two appealing and fresh young graduates, Tim and Jane, after a choral send off  (from university) agree to meet to discuss how to avoid their pre-ordained fates, marriage with a list of eligibles […]

SLADE and STRINDBERG

No. Not Julian, but his first cousin, playwright and librettist Laurie Slade.  Laurie has recently written the libretto  for a one act chamber opera  ‘Juliana’  based on Strindberg’s play ‘Miss Julie’ . The music for the opera has been composed by Joseph Phibbs., described recently by BBC Music Magazine as ‘one of the most successful composers of […]

KATIE MOORE WINS MORE ACCLAIM

  Katie Moore  has had a busy acting life since she won the first Julian Slade Award in 2008. Twice (2011 and 2013) she was highly praised in  the lead part of Jane in the London Riverside Studios production of ‘Salad Days’. Twice she has played key parts and attracted excellent notices in plays  at the […]

IN THE JULIAN SLADE TRADITION……ARCHIE HENDERSON!

He composes highly original music. He pens funny lyrics and stand-up patter. At University he was a leading member of the Cambridge Footlights cabaret team. In other words there are already plenty of theatrical parallels between ARCHIE HENDERSON and his late great uncle JULIAN SLADE. The only big difference between them is that Julian, who […]

“IT WOULD HAVE BEEN ‘LOVERLY’……

.. …if the current brilliant production of ‘My Fair Lady’ at the Mill at Sonning, which stars 2012 Julian Slade Award Winner Bethan Nash as Eliza Doolittle, were to be transferred to the West End or went on tour around all the best city theatres in the country!”SAYS ADRIAN SLADE January 2018 BETHAN NASH It certainly deserved to […]