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 some of those productions, along with links to photographs when available. Over the decades, hundreds of costumes have been specially designed and made by the Wardrobe team for our productions, and some of those designs are also linked below.

Poster designs from past Leeds Arts Centre productions can be found on Picasa. More details of some past productions, together with production photographs and costume designs, can be found in the Designs and Writing sections of Malcolm’s Fantasy World.

For details of current productions, please see our production list.

Productions from 1950 to 1959

Dark of the Moon
by Howard Richardson and William Berney
November 1959
Death of a Salesman
by Arthur Miller • directed by Malcolm Ash
September 1959 • The Civic Theatre
The Love of Four Colonels
by Peter Ustinov
June 1959
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by William Shakespeare • directed by Joyce Adcock
March 1959 • The Civic Theatre
A Streetcar Named Desire
by Tennessee Williams • directed by Malcolm Ash
January 1959 • The Civic Theatre
Hannibal’s Highway
by Joyce Adcock and Gordon Caleb
December 1958
Ghost Train
by Arnold Ridley • directed by Margaret Shackleton
September 1958 • The Civic Theatre
The Crucible
by Arthur Miller • directed by Malcolm Ash
June 1958 • The Civic Theatre
Twelfth Night
by William Shakespeare
March 1958
The Late Edwina Black
by William Dinner and William Morum
January 1958
With Bells On IV
by Joyce Adcock and Gordon Caleb
December 1957
The Living Room
by Grahame Greene
November 1957
Arsenic and Old Lace
by Joseph Kesselring
October 1957
Someone Waiting
by Emlyn Williams
September 1957
The Rivals
by R. B. Sheridan
May 1957
The Tempest
by William Shakespeare
March 1957
With Bells On III
by Joyce Adcock and Gordon Caleb
June 1956
Wuthering Heights
by Emily Brontë
May 1956
The Merchant of Venice
by William Shakespeare
March 1956
Anastasia
by Marcelle Maurette
January 1956
The Good Companions
by J. B. Priestley
November 1955
The Hasty Heart
by John Patrick
September 1955
With Bells On II
by Joyce Adcock and Gordon Caleb
June 1955
Jane Eyre
by Charlotte Brontë, adapted by Helen Jerome
May 1955
Spring, 1600
by Emlyn Williams
February 1955
Beauty and the Beast
by Nicholas Stuart Gray
December 1954
Don’t Listen, Ladies!
by Sacha Guitry
November 1954
Hobson’s Choice
by Harold Brighouse
September 1954
With Bells On I
by Joyce Adcock and Gordon Caleb
May 1954
Young Elizabeth
by Jennette Dowling and F. Letton
March 1954
The Man Who Came to Dinner
by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
January 1954
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
by Madbe Miller
December 1953
Two Dozen Red Roses
by Aldo de Benedetti
November 1953
Vanity Fair
by W. M. Thackeray, adapted by Constance Cox
September 1953
Cavalier’s Gold
by Arthur Ridley
May 1953
Spring at Marino
by Constance Cox • directed by Stanley Howard
March 1953
My Sister Eileen
by Fields and Chodorov
January 1953
Dick Whittington
by Arthur Ridley • directed by Arthur Ridley
December 1952
Ghosts
by Henrik Ibsen
November 1952
Love in Albania
by Eric Linklater
September 1952
Evening of Variety
by Unknown
May 1952
Caesar’s Friend
by Campbell Dixon and Dermot Morrah
April 1952
The Beaux’ Stratagem
by George Farquhar
February 1952
The Snow Queen
by Edith Marshall
December 1951
Rope
by Patrick Hamilton
November 1951
The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde
October 1951
Bonaventure
by Charlotte Hastings
July 1951
The Government Inspector
by Nikolai Gogol, adapted by Derek John Campbell
April 1951
Tom Sawyer’s Treasure Hunt
by Charlotte Chorpenning
March 1951
Bonaventure
by Charlotte Hastings
January 1951
Tom Sawyer’s Treasure Hunt
by Charlotte Chorpenning
December 1950
The Barrets of Wimpole Street
by Rudolf Besier
November 1950
Ever Since Paradise
by J. B. Priestley
October 1950
And So To Bed
by J. B. Fagan and Vivian Ellis
April 1950
Nine Till Six
by Aimee and Philip Stuart
January 1950
Dark of the Moon
Dark of the Moon
The Love of Four Colonels
The Love of Four Colonels
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Hannibal’s Highway
Hannibal’s Highway
The Crucible
The Crucible
Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night
The Late Edwina Black
The Late Edwina Black
With Bells On IV
With Bells On IV
Arsenic and Old Lace
Arsenic and Old Lace
The Tempest
The Tempest
The Merchant of Venice
The Merchant of Venice
Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre
Young Elizabeth
Young Elizabeth
The Man Who Came to Dinner
The Man Who Came to Dinner
Two Dozen Red Roses
Two Dozen Red Roses
Vanity Fair
Vanity Fair
Spring at Marino
Spring at Marino
Dick Whittington
Dick Whittington
Caesar’s Friend
Caesar’s Friend
The Beaux’ Stratagem
The Beaux’ Stratagem
Bonaventure
Bonaventure
The Government Inspector
The Government Inspector
Bonaventure
Bonaventure
The Barrets of Wimpole Street
The Barrets of Wimpole Street
And So To Bed
And So To Bed