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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