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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Henry IV, Part One
Henry IV, Part One
The Royal Pardon
The Royal Pardon
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
Serjeant Musgrave’s Dance
Serjeant Musgrave’s Dance
As You Like It
As You Like It
The Beggar’s Opera
The Beggar’s Opera
One Way Pendulum
One Way Pendulum
The Way of the World
The Way of the World
The Devils
The Devils
Live Like Pigs
Live Like Pigs
Inherit the Wind
Inherit the Wind
The Lady’s Not For Burning
The Lady’s Not For Burning
Arms and the Man
Arms and the Man
The Rose Tattoo
The Rose Tattoo
Celebration
Celebration
The Match Girls
The Match Girls
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
Come Back Little Sheba
Come Back Little Sheba
Love for Love
Love for Love
Henry IV, Part One
Henry IV, Part One
The Prodigious Snob
The Prodigious Snob