Charley’s Aunt

by Brandon Thomasdirected by Dean Franklin
7.30pm • Thursday 3rd – Saturday 5th May 2018
The Carriageworks Main Space

This classic farce opens with Oxford students Jack and Charley planning to declare their love before their sweethearts’ mean guardian whisks them off to the country and out of reach.

After their intended chaperone – Charley’s long-lost aunt Donna Lucia d’Alvadorez – cancels her visit from Brazil, their only recourse is to persuade their chum Lord Fancourt to impersonate her.

But when the girls’ guardian and Jack’s father catch the scent of Donna Lucia’s millions, the web of lies gets stickier...

Leeds Arts Centre will be performing Charley’s Aunt in May 2018. Currently the production is still at the planning stage, but we’ll be putting more information up on this page as soon as we can.

Get involved

We will be holding open auditions for the production on Tuesday 6th and Thursday 8th February, and will also be looking for a backstage team to help with props, costumes, set construction, technical and stage management.

If you would be interested in being involved – either on or off stage – then please contact us for more information.

Booking tickets

Tickets for Charley’s Aunt are not currently on sale, but will be available to purchase through the Carriageworks Box Office nearer to the production dates. Keep an eye on this site, or at, for details of availability.

Other productions

Leeds Arts Centre has performed Charley’s Aunt before, in 1982 and 1968 – more details of those productions can be found by following these links to their pages in our production archive.