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 1980 to 1989

A Victorian Soirée & Edwardian Music Hall
by Unknown • directed by Margaret Rhodes
December 1989 • The Civic Theatre
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Hamlet
by William Shakespeare • directed by Malcolm Brown
October 1989 • The Civic Theatre
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Celebration
by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall • directed by Nina Goldthorpe
June 1989 • The Civic Theatre
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Living Together
by Alan Ayckbourn • directed by Joyce King
April 1989 • The Civic Theatre
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Toad of Toad Hall
by Kenneth Grahame, adapted by A. A. Milne • directed by Jacky Ball
February 1989 • The Civic Theatre
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A Victorian Soirée & Edwardian Music Hall
by Unknown • directed by Margaret Rhodes
December 1988 • The Civic Theatre
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The Tempest
by William Shakespeare • directed by Malcolm Brown
October 1988 • The Civic Theatre
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How the Other Half Loves
by Alan Ayckbourn • directed by Philip Weston
June 1988 • The Civic Theatre
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The Good Doctor
by Neil Simon • directed by David Jarrett
April 1988 • The Civic Theatre
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Hay Fever
by Noël Coward • directed by Dennis Stevenson
February 1988 • The Civic Theatre
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Flibberty and the Penguin
by David Wood • directed by Margaret Rhodes
December 1987 • The Civic Theatre
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As You Like It
by William Shakespeare • directed by Malcolm Brown
October 1987 • The Civic Theatre
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Free As Air
by Dorothy Reynolds and Julian Slade • directed by Philip Weston
June 1987 • The Civic Theatre
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Blithe Spirit
by Noël Coward • directed by Anne Robinson
April 1987 • The Civic Theatre
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Murder in the Cathedral
by T. S. Eliot • directed by Jacky Ball
February 1987 • The Civic Theatre
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Meg and Mog Show
by David Wood • directed by Margaret Rhodes
December 1986 • The Civic Theatre
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Pericles, Prince of Tyre
by William Shakespeare • directed by Malcolm Brown
October 1986 • The Civic Theatre
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Henry the Ninth
by Paul Newton • directed by Gordon Carlin
June 1986 • The Civic Theatre
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The Linden Tree
by J. B. Priestley • directed by Joyce King
April 1986 • The Civic Theatre
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King Lear
by William Shakespeare • directed by Julie Mitchell
February 1986 • The Civic Theatre
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Tartuffe
by Molière • directed by Margaret Rhodes
December 1985 • The Civic Theatre
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Wanted, One Body
by Raymond Dyer • directed by Laurie Ball
October 1985 • The Civic Theatre
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The Dracula Spectacula
by John Gardiner and Andrew Parr • directed by Gordon Carlin
June 1985 • The Civic Theatre
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The Owl and the Pussy-Cat Went to See
by Sheila Ruskin and David Wood, music by David Wood • directed by Margaret Rhodes and Betty Triggs
April 1985 • The Civic Theatre
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Separate Tables
by Terence Rattigan • directed by Anne Robinson
February – March 1985 • The Civic Theatre
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Volpone
by Ben Jonson • directed by Malcolm Brown
December 1984 • The Civic Theatre
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Not Now Darling
by Ray Cooney and John Chapman • directed by Dennis Stevenson
October 1984 • The Civic Theatre
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Canterbury Tales
by Nevill Coghill and Martin Starkie • directed by Malcolm Brown
June 1984 • The Civic Theatre
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Taking Steps
by Alan Ayckbourn • directed by Joyce King
April 1984 • The Civic Theatre
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The Duchess of Malfi
by John Webster • directed by Malcolm Brown
February 1984 • The Civic Theatre
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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
by Lewis Carroll, dramatised by Clemence Dane • directed by Jackie Ball
December 1983 • The Civic Theatre
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The Tempest
by William Shakespeare • directed by Tony Nelson
October 1983 • The Civic Theatre
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Lock Up Your Daughters
by Henry Fielding • directed by Malcolm Brown
June 1983 • The Civic Theatre
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My Sister Eileen
by Fields and Chodorov • directed by Dennis Stevenson
April 1983 • The Civic Theatre
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Ten Times Table
by Alan Ayckbourn • directed by Nina Goldthorpe
February 1983 • The Civic Theatre
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The Way of the World
by William Congreve • directed by Margaret Rhodes
December 1982 • The Civic Theatre
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Macbeth
by William Shakespeare • directed by Malcolm Brown
October 1982 • The Civic Theatre
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The Beggar’s Opera
by John Gay • directed by Margaret Rhodes
June – July 1982 • The Civic Theatre
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Half Way Up The Tree
by Peter Ustinov • directed by Laurie Ball
April – May 1982 • The Civic Theatre
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Charley’s Aunt
by Brandon Thomas • directed by Nina Goldthorpe
February 1982 • The Civic Theatre
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The Imaginary Invalid
by Molière, translated by John Wood • directed by Malcolm Brown
December 1981 • The Civic Theatre
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The Hollow Crown
by John Barton • directed by Gordon Carlin
September – October 1981 • The Civic Theatre
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Round and Round the Garden
by Alan Ayckbourn • directed by Joyce King
June 1981 • The Civic Theatre
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An Inspector Calls
by J. B. Priestley • directed by Nina Goldthorpe
April 1981 • The Civic Theatre
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Harvey
by Mary Chase • directed by Dennis Stevenson
February 1981 • The Civic Theatre
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Antony and Cleopatra
by William Shakespeare • directed by Malcolm Brown
December 1980 • The Civic Theatre
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A Gown For His Mistress
by Georges Feydeau, translated by Barnett Shaw • directed by Margaret Rhodes
September – October 1980 • The Civic Theatre
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1066 and All That
by W. C. Sellar and R. J. Yeatman, book and lyrics by Reginald Arkell, music by Alfred Reynolds • directed by George Westmoreland
June 1980 • The Civic Theatre
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You Can’t Take It With You
by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman • directed by Dennis Stevenson
April 1980 • The Civic Theatre
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The Marriage of Figaro
by Beaumarchais • directed by Margaret Rhodes
February 1980 • The Civic Theatre
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Hamlet
Hamlet
As You Like It
As You Like It
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
King Lear
King Lear
The Dracula Spectacula
The Dracula Spectacula
Volpone
Volpone
Canterbury Tales
Canterbury Tales
The Duchess of Malfi
The Duchess of Malfi
The Tempest
The Tempest
Lock Up Your Daughters
Lock Up Your Daughters
Macbeth
Macbeth
The Imaginary Invalid
The Imaginary Invalid
Antony and Cleopatra
Antony and Cleopatra