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 1970 to 1979

The Changeling
by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley • directed by Malcolm Brown
December 1979 • The Civic Theatre
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All My Sons
by Arthur Miller • directed by Gordon Carlin
September 1979 • The Civic Theatre
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Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime
by Oscar Wilde, adapted by Constance Cox • directed by Roger Cook
June 1979 • The Civic Theatre
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The Chiltern Hundreds
by William Douglas Home • directed by Dennis Stevenson
March 1979 • The Civic Theatre
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Saturday, Sunday, Monday
by Eduardo De Filippo, translated by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall • directed by Sydney Irving
February 1979 • The Civic Theatre
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Richard III
by William Shakespeare • directed by Malcolm Brown
December 1978 • The Civic Theatre
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The Miser
by Molière, translated and adapted by Miles Malleson • directed by Nina Goldthorpe
October 1978 • The Civic Theatre
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Any More For Tennis?
by David Carrack • directed by George Westmoreland
June 1978 • The Civic Theatre
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Rookery Nook
by Ben Travers • directed by Stan Smith
April 1978 • The Civic Theatre
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The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde • directed by Margaret Rhodes
February 1978 • The Civic Theatre
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Doctor Faustus
by Christopher Marlowe • directed by Malcolm Brown
December 1977 • The Civic Theatre
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Barefoot in the Park
by Neil Simon • directed by Dennis Stevenson
September – October 1977 • The Civic Theatre
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The Firstborn
by Christopher Fry • directed by Malcolm Brown
June – July 1977 • The Civic Theatre
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When We Are Married
by J. B. Priestley • directed by Nina Goldthorpe
May 1977 • The Civic Theatre
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The Rivals
by R. B. Sheridan • directed by Margaret Rhodes
February 1977 • The Civic Theatre
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Relatively Speaking
by Alan Ayckbourn • directed by Roger Cook
December 1976 • The Civic Theatre
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The Crucible
by Arthur Miller • directed by Tony Nelson
October 1976 • The Civic Theatre
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Arsenic and Old Lace
by Joseph Kesselring • directed by George Westmoreland
June – July 1976 • The Civic Theatre
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Anyone For Tennis?
by David Carrack • directed by Margaret Rhodes
May 1976 • The Civic Theatre
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Arms and the Man
by George Bernard Shaw • directed by Ray Spurgeon
January 1976 • The Civic Theatre
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Enter a Free Man
by Tom Stoppard • directed by Nina Goldthorpe
December 1975 • The Civic Theatre
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The Merchant of Venice
by William Shakespeare • directed by Malcolm Brown
October 1975 • The Civic Theatre
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Cromwell
by David Storey • directed by Norman Thackwray
June 1975 • The Civic Theatre
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Easter Eggstravaganza
by Joyce Adcock and Gordon Caleb • directed by Tony Nelson, Margaret Rhodes and Dennis Stevenson
April 1975 • The Civic Theatre
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Twelfth Night
by William Shakespeare • directed by Margaret Rhodes
February 1975 • The Civic Theatre
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Hay Fever
by Noël Coward • directed by Nina Goldthorpe
November 1974 • The Civic Theatre
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The Beaux’ Stratagem
by George Farquhar
October 1974
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Trewlaney
by Julian Slade and Aubrey Woods • directed by Margaret Rhodes
June 1974
Vivat! Vivat, Regina!
by Robert Bolt • directed by Malcolm Brown
April – May 1974 • The Civic Theatre
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Local Colour
by Sydney Irving and Peter Hawkins
January 1974
The National Health
by Peter Nichols
December 1973
Cat among the Pigeons
by Georges Feydeau
October 1973
Roots
by Arnold Wesker • directed by Norman Thackwray
June 1973
1066 and All That
by W. C. Sellar and R. J. Yeatman • directed by Tony Nelson
May 1973
She Stoops to Conquer
by Oliver Goldsmith • directed by Margaret Rhodes
February 1973 • The Civic Theatre
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Thieves’ Carnival
by Jean Anouilh
December 1972 • The Civic Theatre
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The White Devil
by John Webster
October 1972
Follow That Girl
by Dorothy Reynolds and Julian Slade • directed by Arthur Cockerill
June 1972
Tiger at the Gates
by Jean Giraudoux • directed by Tony Nelson
April 1972 • The Civic Theatre
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Hotel Paradiso
by Georges Feydeau • directed by Margaret Rhodes
February 1972
The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd
by D. H. Lawrence • directed by Edward Lakeland
December 1971 • The Civic Theatre
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The School for Scandal
by R. B. Sheridan
October 1971
Lock Up your Daughters
by Henry Fielding
June 1971
The Lark
by Jean Anouilh • directed by Tony Nelson
March 1971 • The Civic Theatre
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Hindle Wakes
by Stanley Houghton • directed by Mary Smith
January 1971
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by William Shakespeare
December 1970
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Spring and Port Wine
by Bill Naughton • directed by Tony Nelson
October 1970
The Cat and the Canary
by John Willard
June 1970
The Killing of Sister George
by Frank Marcus
April 1970
Pygmalion
by George Bernard Shaw
January 1970
The Changeling
The Changeling
Richard III
Richard III
Any More For Tennis?
Any More For Tennis?
Doctor Faustus
Doctor Faustus
The Firstborn
The Firstborn
Relatively Speaking
Relatively Speaking
The Merchant of Venice
The Merchant of Venice
The Beaux’ Stratagem
The Beaux’ Stratagem
Vivat! Vivat, Regina!
Vivat! Vivat, Regina!
The National Health
The National Health
The White Devil
The White Devil
Tiger at the Gates
Tiger at the Gates
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Spring and Port Wine
Spring and Port Wine
Pygmalion
Pygmalion