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

January 1958

With Bells On IV

by Joyce Adcock and Gordon Caleb

December 1957

The Living Room

by Grahame Greene

November 1957

Arsenic and Old Lace

by Joseph Kesselring

October 1957

Someone Waiting

by Emlyn Williams

September 1957

The Rivals

by R. B. Sheridan

May 1957

The Tempest

by William Shakespeare

March 1957

With Bells On III

by Joyce Adcock and Gordon Caleb

June 1956

Wuthering Heights

by Emily Brontë

May 1956

The Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare

March 1956

Anastasia

by Marcelle Maurette

January 1956

The Good Companions

by J. B. Priestley

November 1955

The Hasty Heart

by John Patrick

September 1955

With Bells On II

by Joyce Adcock and Gordon Caleb

June 1955

Jane Eyre

by Charlotte Brontë, adapted by Helen Jerome

May 1955

Spring, 1600

by Emlyn Williams

February 1955

Beauty and the Beast

by Nicholas Stuart Gray

December 1954

Don’t Listen, Ladies!

by Sacha Guitry

November 1954

Hobson’s Choice

by Harold Brighouse

September 1954

With Bells On I

by Joyce Adcock and Gordon Caleb

May 1954

Young Elizabeth

by Jennette Dowling and F. Letton

March 1954

The Man Who Came to Dinner

by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman

January 1954

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

by Madbe Miller

December 1953

Two Dozen Red Roses

by Aldo de Benedetti

November 1953

Vanity Fair

by W. M. Thackeray, adapted by Constance Cox

September 1953

Cavalier’s Gold

by Arthur Ridley

May 1953

Spring at Marino

by Constance Cox • directed by Stanley Howard

March 1953

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My Sister Eileen

by Fields and Chodorov

January 1953

Dick Whittington

by Arthur Ridley • directed by Arthur Ridley

December 1952

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Ghosts

by Henrik Ibsen

November 1952

Love in Albania

by Eric Linklater

September 1952

Evening of Variety

by Unknown

May 1952

Caesar’s Friend

by Campbell Dixon and Dermot Morrah

April 1952

The Beaux’ Stratagem

by George Farquhar

February 1952

The Snow Queen

by Edith Marshall

December 1951

Rope

by Patrick Hamilton

November 1951

The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde

October 1951

Bonaventure

by Charlotte Hastings

July 1951

The Government Inspector

by Nikolai Gogol, adapted by Derek John Campbell

April 1951

Tom Sawyer’s Treasure Hunt

by Charlotte Chorpenning

March 1951

Bonaventure

by Charlotte Hastings

January 1951

Tom Sawyer’s Treasure Hunt

by Charlotte Chorpenning

December 1950

The Barrets of Wimpole Street

by Rudolf Besier

November 1950

Ever Since Paradise

by J. B. Priestley

October 1950

And So To Bed

by J. B. Fagan and Vivian Ellis

April 1950

Nine Till Six

by Aimee and Philip Stuart

January 1950