Production Archive

Leeds Arts Centre has been producing four or five plays a year at the Carriageworks – and before that at the Leeds Civic Theatre – since 1945. This area of the site contains details of those productions, along with many photographs, programmes, publicity materials, set and costume designs.

If you’re looking for details of current productions, please see our What’s On listing.

Productions from 1950 to 1959

Dark of the Moon

by Howard Richardson and William Berney • directed by Joyce Adcock

November 1959 • The Civic Theatre

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Death of a Salesman

by Arthur Miller • directed by Malcolm Ash

September 1959 • The Civic Theatre

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The Love of Four Colonels

by Peter Ustinov • directed by Cedrick Vendyback

June 1959 • The Civic Theatre

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

by William Shakespeare • directed by Joyce Adcock

March 1959 • The Civic Theatre

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A Streetcar Named Desire

by Tennessee Williams • directed by Malcolm Ash

January 1959 • The Civic Theatre

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Hannibal’s Highway

by Joyce Adcock and Gordon Caleb • directed by Joyce Adcock and Gordon Caleb

December 1958 • The Civic Theatre

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The Ghost Train

by Arnold Ridley • directed by Margaret Shackleton

September 1958 • The Civic Theatre

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The Crucible

by Arthur Miller • directed by Malcolm Ash

June 1958 • The Civic Theatre

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Twelfth Night

by William Shakespeare

March 1958

The Late Edwina Black

by William Dinner and William Morum • directed by Margaret Shackleton

January – February 1958

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With Bells On IV

by Joyce Adcock and Gordon Caleb • directed by Joyce Adcock and Gordon Caleb

December 1957 • The Civic Theatre

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The Living Room

by Grahame Greene

probably November 1957

Arsenic and Old Lace

by Joseph Kesselring

probably October 1957

Someone Waiting

by Emlyn Williams

probably September 1957

The Rivals

by R. B. Sheridan

probably May 1957

The Tempest

by William Shakespeare

probably March 1957

With Bells On III

by Joyce Adcock and Gordon Caleb • directed by Joyce Adcock and Gordon Caleb

June 1956 • The Civic Theatre

Wuthering Heights

by Emily Brontë

probably May 1956

The Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare

probably March 1956

Anastasia

by Marcelle Maurette

probably January 1956

The Good Companions

by J. B. Priestley

probably November 1955

The Hasty Heart

by John Patrick

September 1955

With Bells On II

by Joyce Adcock and Gordon Caleb • directed by Joyce Adcock and Gordon Caleb

June 1955 • The Civic Theatre

Jane Eyre

by Charlotte Brontë, adapted by Helen Jerome • directed by Mary Dobson

May 1955 • The Civic Theatre

As You Like It

by William Shakespeare • directed by Ladley Pearson

March 1955 • The Civic Theatre

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Spring 1600

by Emlyn Williams • directed by Joyce Adcock

February 1955 • The Civic Theatre

Beauty and the Beast

by Nicholas Stuart Gray • directed by Joyce Adcock and Margaret Shackleton

November – December 1954 • The Civic Theatre • Leeds Children’s Theatre

Don’t Listen, Ladies!

by Sacha Guitry, translated by Stephen Powys and Guy Bolton • directed by Cedric Vendyback

November 1954 • The Civic Theatre

Hobson’s Choice

by Harold Brighouse • directed by Roy Johnson

September 1954 • The Civic Theatre

With Bells On I

by Joyce Adcock and Gordon Caleb • directed by Joyce Adcock and Gordon Caleb

May 1954 • The Civic Theatre

The Young Elizabeth

by Jennette Dowling and Francis Letton • directed by Ladley Pearson

March 1954 • The Civic Theatre

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The Man Who Came to Dinner

by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman • directed by Joyce Adcock

January 1954 • The Civic Theatre

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

by Madge Miller • directed by I. Morley-Roberts

probably December 1953 • Leeds Children’s Theatre

Two Dozen Red Roses

by Aldo de Benedetti, adapted by Kenneth Horne • directed by Cedric Vendyback

November 1953

Vanity Fair

by W. M. Thackeray, adapted by Constance Cox • directed by Cyril Spencer

probably September 1953

Cavalier’s Gold

by Arthur Ridley • directed by Joyce Adcock

May 1953 • Leeds Children’s Theatre

Spring at Marino

by Constance Cox • directed by Stanley Howard

probably March 1953

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My Sister Eileen

by Fields and Chodorov • directed by Ernest Beaumont

January 1953

Dick Whittington

by Arthur Ridley • directed by Arthur Ridley

December 1952 • The Civic Theatre • Leeds Children’s Theatre

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Ghosts

by Henrik Ibsen • directed by Mary Dobson

probably November 1952

Love in Albania

by Eric Linklater

probably September 1952

Evening of Variety

by Unknown

probably May 1952

Caesar’s Friend

by Campbell Dixon and Dermot Morrah • directed by Joyce Adcock

April 1952

The Beaux’ Stratagem

by George Farquhar • directed by Ladley Pearson

February 1952 • The Civic Theatre

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The Snow Queen

by Edith Marshall • directed by Lucy Bradley

December 1951 • The Civic Theatre • Leeds Children’s Theatre

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Rope

by Patrick Hamilton

November – December 1951

The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde • directed by Joan Forsyth

probably October 1951

The Government Inspector

by Nikolai Gogol, adapted by Derek John Campbell • directed by Ladley Pearson

April 1951 • The Civic Theatre

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Tom Sawyer’s Treasure Hunt

by Charlotte Chorpenning • directed by Arthur Cox

probably March 1951 • Leeds Children’s Theatre

Bonaventure

by Charlotte Hastings • directed by Joyce Adcock

January 1951 • The Civic Theatre

Tom Sawyer’s Treasure Hunt

by Charlotte Chorpenning • directed by Arthur Cox

December 1950 • Leeds Children’s Theatre

The Barretts of Wimpole Street

by Rudolf Besier • directed by Kathleen Worth

November 1950 • The Civic Theatre

Ever Since Paradise

by J. B. Priestley • directed by Mary Dobson

October 1950 • The Civic Theatre

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And So To Bed

by J. B. Fagan and Vivian Ellis • directed by Joyce Adcock

April 1950 • The Civic Theatre

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Nine Till Six

by Aimeé and Philip Stuart • directed by Kathleen Worth

January 1950 • The Civic Theatre

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