Julian ‘Returns to Bristol’

In commemoration of Julian Slade, his musical works and his long association with the Theatre Royal in the ‘50s, 60s and ‘70s, Bristol Old Vic and Julian’s family have jointly installed a plaque in an excellent position next to the box office in the foyer of the theatre. The main photograph above shows the detail […]

New Plaque in Julian’s home village

The Slade family were brought up in the Gloucestershire village of Painswick where, as a teenager, Julian excelled as an amateur actor with The Painswick Players. As far as we know he is also the only Painswick Player to have written a successful West End musical. Hence their decision to install a plaque in Julian’s […]

Sir Cameron Mackintosh

‘My Inspiration’ – Sir Cameron Mackintosh (‘Times2 -10.3.09) As the Victoria & Albert Museum opened its new Theatre and Performance galleries in March Nancy Durrant of the Times asked leading figures in show business to choose a favourite exhibit and what it meant to them. Among them Sir Cameron Mackintosh chose Minnie, the original ‘magic‘ […]