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Julian Slade

JULIAN SLADE

  (1930 - 2006)

Nationality:    English
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Literary Agent:    The Agency (London) Ltd  (estate)

Born Julian Penkivil Slade into a legal family - his father was a K.C. and his brother, Christopher went on to become a Lord of Appeal. He went to Eton and Trinity College Cambridge.He wrote his first two musicals for May Week. Julian attended the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School intending to become an actor but was more interested in the musical side of things and became resident musical director at the school. His greatest success was "Salad Days" which on its first outing ran longer than "My Fair Lady" and "the Boyfriend" which both started at that time. He played the piano in the orchestra for the first months of its run. He died of cancer on June 17th 2006.

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        60,000 Nights         Bang Goes The Meringue         Christmas in King Street         Comedy Of Errors, The         Dear Btutus         Duenna, The         Follow That Girl         Free As Air         Hooray for Daisy         Lady May         Love In A Cold Climate         Merry Gentleman         Now We Are Sixty         Nutmeg and Ginger         Out of Bounds         Pursuit of Love         Salad Days         Trelawny         Vanity Fair         Wildest Dreams         Winnie The Pooh



60,000 Nights

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Bang Goes The Meringue

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1st Produced:
Cambridge University     1951 ?

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Christmas in King Street

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Written with Dorothy Reynolds; music by Julian Slade; lyrics by Julian Slade And Dorothy Reynolds.

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Comedy Of Errors, The

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This successful adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy of mixed identities was set to music by Julian in the early 50s, staged at the Arts theatre in London and televised by the BBC in 1954. A new and still different look at Shakespeare that is full of fun and good songs.

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Original Playwright - Shakespeare. Adapted by Lionel Harris And Robert McNab; music by Julian Slade. Originally presented by BBC Television 16 May 1954

1st Produced:
Bristol     1953 ?

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Genre:
comic operetta

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Male:  13            Female:  7            Other:  -

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Wearing - the London Stage 56.52

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Dear Btutus

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written by Julian Slade and Kit Hesketh Harvey

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Unproduced     1984

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Duenna, The

Duenna, The
An outrageously hilarious Sheridan play involving a peppery father, his wayward daughter, her girl friend, her suitors, her father's choice as suitor (the less than attractive Isaac Mendoza), her duenna (companion),and some winebibbing friars. Julian's music captures the period perfectly.

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Music by Julian Slade; lyrics And book by Dorothy Reynolds. Based on the play by Richard Brinsley Sherridan

1st Produced:
Westminster Theatre, London     28 Jul 1954

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Musical

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Wearing - the London Stage 54.169

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Follow That Girl

Follow That Girl
Victoria Rooms' parents want her to marry a businessman so she runs away. the policeman sent to find her falls in love with her.

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Written by Julian Slade And Dorothy Reynolds; music by Julian Slade; lyrics by Julian Slade And Dorothy Reynolds. Based on the musical "Christmas in King Street" by Slade And Reynolds.

1st Produced:
Vaudeville Theatre, London     1960

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Original cast recording: HMV (CSD-1307) 1960

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Free As Air

Free As Air
On one of the smaller Channel Islands they are preparing for their annual independence festival. However, there is no one to crown queen of the proceedings - all the island girls have already taken part in previous years. the boat arrives from its monthly trip to the mainland and on board is Geraldine who is running away from an unsuitable suitor and the paparazzi. Is Geraldine going to be the answer to the problem?

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Written by Julian Slade And Dorothy Reynolds; music by Julian Slade; lyrics by Julian Slade And Dorothy Reynolds.

1st Produced:
Leeds: Grand     08 Apr 1957

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Drama Source   -

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Original cast recording: Oriole (MG-20016), 1957. CD: Sepia Records 1102 1957

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  11            Female:  9            Other:  doubling

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Hooray for Daisy

Hooray for Daisy
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Written by Julian Slade And Dorothy Reynolds; music by Julian Slade; lyrics by Julian Slade And Dorothy Reynolds.

1st Produced:
Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith     20 Dec 1960

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Original cast recording: HMV (CLP-1434)) 1960

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Lady May

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A smash hit with Cambridge University and Town audiences, this lively, satirical, musical comment on the impoverished' upper classes of the post war 1940s, packed with witty lyrics and catchy songs

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Book, Lyrics & Music: Julian Slade

1st Produced:
Cambridge University     1951

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Love In A Cold Climate

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written by Julian Slade and Eden Phillips

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Unproduced     1997

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Merry Gentleman

Merry Gentleman
A light-hearted, Christmas musical-cum-revue, suited to any age of audience. It involves the impersonation of Father Christmas and all the trappings of the season. Lots of laughs, lots of cheery music and fun. As timeless as any pantomime, and much more original.

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Book & Lyrics: Dorothy Reynolds & Julian Slade. Music by Julian Slade

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Christmas Revue

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Now We Are Sixty

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written by Julian Slade and Gyles Branreth

1st Produced:
Cambridge Arts Theatre     1986

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Nutmeg and Ginger

Nutmeg and Ginger
Based on Beaumont's The Knight of the Burning Pestle', this cheerful early-Jacobean romp is full of old time humour, maypole dancing, beautiful maidens and jolly songs for all to sing, as solos or in chorus.

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Original play: Francis Beaumont. Book, Lyrics and Music: Julian Slade

1st Produced:
Everyman Thearecheltenham     1963

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Out of Bounds

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Based on the play "the Schoolmistress" by Pinero

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Pursuit of Love

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Music by Julian Slade; lyrics by Julian Slade; book by Julian Slade. Additional dialogue by Nancy Mitford. Based on the book by Nancy Mitford.

1st Produced:
Bristol: Old Vic, UK, Eur >>>     24 May 1967

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Genre:
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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  large cast

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Salad Days

Salad Days
A simple story of a young job-seeking couple leaving university, a tramp with a magic piano, two worried mothers, various uncles, a bishop, a police inspector, a night club owner and a smart young couple from society, all of whom end up dancing in the park!

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Written by Julian Slade And Dorothy Reynolds; music by Julian Slade; lyrics by Julian Slade And Dorothy Reynolds.

1st Produced:
Bristol Theatre Royal     01 Jun 1954

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Samuel French Ltd, London,    -

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Original cast recording: Sepia (1061) 1954

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  10            Female:  6            Other:  doubling, extras

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Trelawny

Trelawny
Rose Trelawny the star of the Wells is to leave the theatre and marry into society. Her friends - including Tom - who is secretly in love with her - throw a surprise farewell party. Rose marries Arthur and they move into the family home in Cavendish Square. Arthur is completely under the control of his family and he is sent to live elsewhere away from Rose. Rose's friends from the theatre come to visit but a big row erupts between them and Arthur's family resulting in Rose leaving home and going back to the theatre. She takes up her roles at the Wells but her style of acting has changed and she is sacked. Living in poverty at an actors guest house she is visited by Arthur's father. Arthur has disappeared and his Father thought that Rose might know where he was. He is shocked by Rose's circumstances and puts up the money to have a play written by Tom put on - to star Rose. At the first day of rehearsals she meets her leading man - it is Arthur who had run away to become an actor

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Written by Julian Slade And George Powell And Aubrey Woods; Music And lyrics by Julian Slade

1st Produced:
Sadlers Wells Theatre, London     27 Jun 1972

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in "Plays Of the Year Vol.41", Elek, London, 1973   -

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Original cast recording: Must Close Saturday Records 1972

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Genre:
Musical Play Musical

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Male:  18            Female:  10            Other:  extras

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair
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Music by Julian Slade; lyrics by Robin Miller; book by Robin Miller And Alan Pryce-Jones. Based on the novel by William Thackeray

1st Produced:
Queen's Theatre, London     1962

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Revival cast recording: Bayview (RNBW 013) 2001

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Wildest Dreams

Wildest Dreams
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Written by Julian Slade And Dorothy Reynolds; music by Julian Slade; lyrics by Julian Slade And Dorothy Reynolds.

1st Produced:
Vaudeville Theatre, London     03 Aug 1961

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Original cast recording: HMV (CSD-1377) 1961

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Genre:
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Winnie The Pooh

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A faithful, and tuneful, adaptation for the stage of this famous Milne classic - so popular with children of every generation. Originally starring Christopher Biggins as Pooh, this adaptation was an immediate Christmas success when it was first staged at London's Phoenix Theatre. Featuring all the principal characters from the Pooh story its appeal remains as timeless as ever.

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Original book: A.A.Milne; Some original music: H.Fraser-Simson; Adaptation and Additional Music: Julian Slade

1st Produced:
London: Phoenix Theatre     1970

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Genre:
Christmas Adaptation

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