Leeds Arts Centre is a prestigious amateur theatre group which presents a wide variety of plays at the Carriageworks Theatre on Millennium Square in Leeds.
We offer opportunities to all who are interested in becoming involved with any aspect of drama, including acting, directing, stage management, props, designing, costumes, lighting, sound, publicity and front of house.
Prince Hamlet’s father, the King of Denmark, is dead.
Hamlet is prevented from succeeding to the throne by his mother, Queen Gertrude, too quickly marrying his father’s brother, Caludius, who becomes king in his place. Not only is Hamlet prevented from becoming king, but his uncle Claudius is now his stepfather.
When the old king appears as a ghost, he tells Hamlet that he was, in fact, murdered by Claudius. Hamlet is entreated by his father’s ghost to take revenge. He schemes to do so by appearing to become mad, and alienating all who love him. It sometimes seems that he has truly lost his sanity.
Claudius himself, fearing discovery of his fratricide, lays out plans to do away with Hamlet. The scene is set. Tragedy looms.
Best Female Supporting Performance (in a dramatic production)
- Enya Lucas – Steel Magnolias
- Carol Bell – Steel Magnolias
- Margaret Savage – Charley’s Aunt
- Olivia Richardson – The Colin Atkins Story
Best Male Supporting Performance (Audrey Raynor trophy for a dramatic production)
Best Female Performance (in a dramatic production)
- Jessica Glanz – Blood and Ice
Commitment in a Non-Acting Role (Freda McHale trophy)
- Jenny Carter & Zoë Freedman
Outstanding Service Award
- Mary Nelson – Winner
Best Visual Presentation (Sybil Jenkins trophy)
Best Play (Pearl Baxter Rose Bowl)
- Blood and Ice – Winner