Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespearedirected by Jack Lewis
March 1968
The Civic Theatre

Leeds Arts Centre performed Romeo and Juliet in March 1968.


SampsonPhillip Stead
GregoryDavid Brown
AbramBrian Butler
BalthasarStuart Marshall
BenvolioJames Boyer
TybaltJohn Armitage
Lord CapuletSidney Irving
Lady CapuletOlive Richardson
Lord MontagueGraham Alchorne
Lady MontagueJoan Orange
Escalus – Prince of VeronaLen Sheldon
RomeoBrian Shaw
ParisMalcolm Brown
1st ServantTrevor Money
NurseMary Smith
JulietJacqueline McNicholas
MercutioEdward Lakeland
PeterGerald Beaumont
PotpanAnthony Gallagher
AnthonyColin France
Friar LawrenceArthur Cockerill
Page to ParisPhillip Stead
ApothecaryArthur Ridley
Friar JohnJohn Stuart
Watchmen, Maskers, Supporters, Citizens, Guests, MusiciansTheresa McCloughlin
 Josephine Morrison
 Karen Rose
 Theresa Grindley
 Angela Grindley
 Geraldine Beattie
 Anne Fletcher
 Anne Davenport
 Ruth Wilkinson
 Christine Laskey
 Brenda Smith
 John Stuart
 Derek Ford
 George Reagan

Backstage team

DirectorJack Lewis
Stage ManagerBarry Appleson
Assistant Stage ManagersGeoff Mountain
 Bill Rogerson
Set and Costumes Designed byHazel Irving
Set Constructed and Painted byFred Mower
WardrobeBetty Triggs
 LAC Team
 Hazel Irving
LightingSidney Irving
PropertiesRuth Wilkinson
 Christine Laskey
PromptersMonica Sheldon
 Irene Wells
Dances Arranged byPatricia Appleson
 Jean Blundell
Fights Arranged byJohn Stuart
Music and EffectsChristine Dalton
 Pat Clark
 Geoff Mountain
Front of House ManagerEric Parker
Box OfficeHazel Irving
 John Pemberton

Archive documents

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

Download: Programme
(2.5 MBytes)

Add to the archive

We’re always looking to add to our archive of past productions – if you have any other memories of Romeo and Juliet, we would be very pleased to hear from you.

Other productions

Leeds Arts Centre has also performed Romeo and Juliet on another occasion, in 2003 – more details of that production can be found by following the link to its page in this archive.