A Midsummer Night’s Dream

by William Shakespearedirected by Malcolm Brown
November – December 1970
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 November – December 1970.

Set designs

The set for this production was designed by Malcolm Brown; an original drawing can be seen here.


Theseus, Duke of AthensLen Sheldon
Hippolyta, Queen of the AmazonsMary Nelson
EgeusDennis Stevenson
Hermia, Egeus’s daughterMonica Brown
LysanderTrevor Money
DemetriusEdwin Barraclough
HelenaThelma Stoker
Philostrate, Master of RevelsJack Clark
Peter Quince, a CarpenterEric Parker
Nick Bottom, a WeaverArthur Cockerill
Francis Flute, a Bellows-MenderDavid Nicholls
Tom Snout, a TinkerDennis Stevenson
Snug, a JoinerJohn Armitage
Robin Starveling, a TailorGeoff Mountain
Oberon, King of the FairiesBrian Shaw
Titania, Queen of the FairiesPatricia Appleson
Puck or Robin GoodfellowCharles Cook
Peaseblossom, a FairySheila Wilson
Cobweb, a FairyGillian Rule
Moth, a FairyDorothy Money
Mustard Seed, a FairyRuth Wilkinson
Fairies attending on OberonJenny Shaw
 Jean Armitage
Indian BoyJonathan Preston

Backstage team

DirectorMalcolm Brown
Stage ManagerJack Lewis
Assistant Stage ManagerRay Spurgeon
PromptFay Jack
 Aileen Tillotson
Set Constructed byFred Mower
PropertiesAnita Mountain
Costumes Made byBetty Triggs
 LAC Team
LightingColin Lackenby
MusicChristine Wilson
Song Arranged byDavid Carrack
Front of House ManagersEdith Harrison
 Betty Johnson
Box OfficeHazel Irving
 John Pemberton
PublicityEdward Macro
 Jo Davy
 Richard Strudwick

Archive documents

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

Download: Programme
(203 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 1959 – more details of those productions can be found by following these links to their pages in this archive.