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 1960 to 1969

Henry IV, Part One

by William Shakespeare • directed by Stanley Smith

December 1969 • The Civic Theatre

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And So To Bed

by J. B. Fagan and Vivian Ellis • directed by Gerry Armytage

October 1969 • The Civic Theatre

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A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

by Peter Nichols • directed by Sydney Irving

June 1969 • The Civic Theatre

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The Royal Pardon

by John Arden and Margaretta D’Arcy • directed by Malcolm Brown

April 1969 • The Civic Theatre

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Murder in the Cathedral

by T. S. Eliot • directed by Stanley Smith

April 1969 • The Civic Theatre

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The Lady of the Camellias

by Alexander Dumas Fils, translated by Henriette Metcalf • directed by Gerry Armytage

January 1969 • The Civic Theatre

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Macbeth

by William Shakespeare • directed by Stanley Smith

November 1968 • The Civic Theatre

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Victorian Soirée

by Unknown • directed by Olive Richardson

September 1968 • The Civic Theatre

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Charley’s Aunt

by Brandon Thomas • directed by Gerry Armytage

May 1968 • The Civic Theatre

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Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare • directed by Jack Lewis

March 1968 • The Civic Theatre

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Salad Days

by Dorothy Reynolds and Julian Slade • directed by Margaret Rhodes

January – February 1968 • The Civic Theatre

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Serjeant Musgrave’s Dance

by John Arden • directed by Sydney Irving

December 1967 • The Civic Theatre

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Private Lives

by Noël Coward • directed by Stanley Smith

October 1967 • The Civic Theatre

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A Lily in Little India

by Donald Howarth • directed by Margaret Rhodes

June 1967 • The Civic Theatre

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Trelawny of the ‘Wells’

by Arthur W. Pinero • directed by Gerry Armytage

May 1967 • The Civic Theatre

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As You Like It

by William Shakespeare • directed by Maureen Rutter

February 1967 • The Civic Theatre

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The Beggar’s Opera

by John Gay • directed by Sydney Irving

December 1966 • The Civic Theatre

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One Way Pendulum

by N. F. Simpson • directed by James J. Boyer

October 1966 • The Civic Theatre

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Hedda Gabler

by Henrik Ibsen • directed by Stuart Bennett

May 1966 • The Civic Theatre

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Twelfth Night

by William Shakespeare • directed by Maureen Rutter

March – April 1966 • The Civic Theatre

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The Way of the World

by William Congreve

February 1966 • The Civic Theatre

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A Scent of Flowers

by James Saunders • directed by Sydney Irving

December 1965 • The Civic Theatre

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Blithe Spirit

by Noël Coward • directed by Gerry Armytage

September – October 1965 • The Civic Theatre

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The Devils

by John Whiting • directed by Sydney Irving

May – June 1965 • The Civic Theatre

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The Tempest

by William Shakespeare • directed by Margaret Rhodes

March – April 1965 • The Civic Theatre

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An Ideal Husband

by Oscar Wilde • directed by Stanley Smith

January 1965 • The Civic Theatre

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Sweeney Todd

by Sydney Irving, music by Joseph Cooper • directed by Gerry Armytage

December 1964 • The Civic Theatre

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Hobson’s Choice

by Harold Brighouse • directed by Maureen Rutter

October 1964 • The Civic Theatre

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Live Like Pigs

by John Arden • directed by Sydney Irving

June 1964 • The Civic Theatre

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The Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare • directed by Gerry Armytage

April 1964 • The Civic Theatre

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Inherit the Wind

by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee • directed by Philip Weston

January 1964 • The Civic Theatre

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The Lady’s Not For Burning

by Christopher Fry • directed by Margaret Rhodes

November 1963 • The Civic Theatre

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Dinner with the Family

by Jean Anouilh • directed by Maureen Rutter

October 1963 • The Civic Theatre

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Arms and the Man

by George Bernard Shaw • directed by Margaret Shackleton

June 1963 • The Civic Theatre

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When We Are Married

by J. B. Priestley • directed by Stanley Smith

May 1963 • The Civic Theatre

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Henry The Fifth

by William Shakespeare • directed by Ray Spurgeon

February – March 1963 • The Civic Theatre

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The Rose Tattoo

by Tennessee Williams • directed by Jack Lewis

January 1963 • The Civic Theatre

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The Drunkard

by W. H. Smith and a Gentleman • directed by Gerry Armytage and Olive Richardson

November 1962 • The Civic Theatre

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Celebration

by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall • directed by Maureen Rutter

September 1962 • The Civic Theatre

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The Match Girls

by Joyce Adcock and Gordon Caleb, Performed in June and August • directed by Joyce Adcock and Maureen Rutter

June 1962 • The Civic Theatre

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Julius Caesar

by William Shakespeare • directed by Stanley Smith

April 1962 • The Civic Theatre

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Come Back Little Sheba

by William Inge • directed by Jack Lewis

January – February 1962 • The Civic Theatre

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Love for Love

by William Congreve • directed by Margaret Shackleton

December 1961 • The Civic Theatre

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Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare • directed by John Brewster

October 1961 • The Civic Theatre

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Stage Door

by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman • directed by Joyce Adcock

September 1961 • The Civic Theatre

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Serious Charge

by Philip King • directed by Hazel Irving

June 1961 • The Civic Theatre

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Macbeth

by William Shakespeare • directed by Barbara Dalley

April – May 1961 • The Civic Theatre

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Maria Marten, or The Murder in the Red Barn

by Unknown, edited by Montagu Slater • directed by Gerry Armytage

January 1961 • The Civic Theatre

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A Doll’s House

by Henrik Ibsen • directed by Maureen Rutter

November 1960 • The Civic Theatre

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Rape of the Belt

by Benn W. Levy • directed by Margaret Shackleton

September 1960 • The Civic Theatre

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With Bells On V

by Joyce Adcock and Gordon Caleb

June 1960 • The Civic Theatre

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Henry IV, Part One

by William Shakespeare • directed by Malcolm Ash

March – April 1960 • The Civic Theatre

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The Prodigious Snob

by Molière, adapted by Miles Malleson • directed by Gerry Armytage

February 1960 • The Civic Theatre

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