A Midsummer Night’s Dream

by William Shakespearedirected by Joyce Adcock
March 1959
The Civic Theatre
Leeds Arts Centre will be presenting a new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream from Thursday 18th – Saturday 20th July 2024 – you can find more details elsewhere on this site.

Leeds Arts Centre performed A Midsummer Night’s Dream in March 1959.


Theseus, Duke of AthensPeter Cornish
Egeus, Father to HermiaTerry Hawkin
Lysander, in love with HermiaGerry Armytage
Demetrius, in love with HermiaDavid Hurst
Philostrate, Master of the RevelsEric Nunns
Quince, a carpenterGordon Caleb
Snug, a joinerGeorge Westmoreland
Bottom, a weaverJack Lewis
Flute, a bellowsmakerGeoffrey Benn
Snout, a tinkerJohn Craven
Starveling, a tailorArthur Ridley
Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons (betrothed to Theseus)Joan Milbourne
Hermia, daughter to Egeus, in love with LysanderMaureen Rutter
Helena, in love with DemetriusHelen Ash
Oberon, King of the FairiesMalcolm Ash
Titania, Queen of the FairiesBarbara Dalley
Puck, or Robin GoodfellowTerry Taplin
PeaseblossomNorman Little
CobwebRobert Andersen
MothRobert Hey
MustardseedGraham Little
FairySally Adcock
Fairy SingerJean Marshall
FairiesSylvia Brayshay
 Valerie Smith
 Elin Toona
 Jennifer Taylor
 Jean Thompson
Guards & CourtiersJohn Egan
 Stanley Smith
 Barry Smith
 Ralph Vincent
Court TrumpeterMichael Booth
Ladies of the CourtPauline Bishop
 Judith Gardener
 Janet Brown
 Dorothy Kyne
 Anne Murgatroyd
 Joan Orange
 Jean Sugarman
 Eileen Smith

Backstage team

DirectorJoyce Adcock
Stage ManagerKen Alexander
Assisted byFrank Brophy
SettingsKen Alexander
 Frank Brophy
 Elaine Cooper
LightingGeoff Nellist
MusicPatricia Whittam
 Colin Belford
WardrobeCora Greaves
Assisted byLAC Team
PropertiesMargaret Shackleton
 Ruth Waudby
PrompterNettie Ross
Auditorium ManagersErnest Greaves
 Olive Richardson
Box Office ManagersMary Smith
 Philip Weston

Archive documents

The following documents from the production are in the LAC archive.

Download: Programme
(193 KBytes)

Add to the archive

We’re always looking to add to our archive of past productions – if you have any other memories of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, we would be very pleased to hear from you.

Other productions

Leeds Arts Centre will be performing A Midsummer Night’s Dream again, from Thursday 18th – Saturday 20th July 2024 – you can find more details of this new production elsewhere on this site.

We have also performed it on other occasions before, in 2005, 1994 and 1970 – more details of those productions can be found by following these links to their pages in this archive.