by Arnold Weskerdirected by Norman Thackwray
June 1973
The Civic Theatre

Leeds Arts Centre performed Roots in June 1973.


Beatie BryantMary Nelson
Jenny Beales, her sisterDorienne Wilkinson
Jimmy Beales, her brother-in-lawJohn Armitage
Mrs Bryant, her motherOlive Richardson
Mr Bryant, her fatherMartin Key
Frankie Bryant, her brotherEdwin Barraclough
Pearl Bryant, her sister-in-lawPam Swift
Stan Mann, a neighbour of the BealesesDennis Stevenson
Mr Healey, a manager at the farmJohn Pemberton

Backstage team

DirectorNorman Thackwray
Stage ManagerGeorge Westmoreland
Assistant Stage ManagersJohn Pemberton
 John Coates
 Adrian McKay
PropertiesBarbara Gilmour
 Dorothy Money
 Liz Hudson
 Anne Robinson
 Valerie King
Lighting DesignSidney Irving
Music & Sound EffectsBarry Appleson
 Bill Rogerson
 Peter Hutchinson
PromptThelma Stoker
Front of House ManagersHazel Spray
 Tom Stoker
Box OfficeHazel Irving
 John Pemberton
PublicityGordon Wilson
Set DesignElaine Cooper
Wardrobe DirectorMaggie Rhodes

Archive documents

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

Download: Programme
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Add to the archive

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