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 1960 to 1969

Henry IV, Part One
by William Shakespeare
December 1969
View this production’s costume designs.
And So To Bed
by J. B. Fagan and Vivian Ellis
October 1969
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
by Peter Nichols
June 1969
The Royal Pardon
by John Arden and Margaretta D’Arcy • directed by Malcolm Brown
April 1969
Murder in the Cathedral
by T. S. Eliot • directed by Stanley Smith
April 1969
The Lady of the Camelias
by Alexander Dumas
January 1969
Macbeth
by William Shakespeare
November 1968
Victorian Soiree
by Unknown
September 1968
Charley’s Aunt
by Brandon Thomas
May 1968
Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare
March 1968
Salad Days
by Dorothy Reynolds and Julian Slade
January – February 1968
Sergeant Musgrave’s Dance
by John Arden • directed by Sydney Irving
December 1967 • The Civic Theatre
Private Lives
by Noël Coward • directed by Stanley Smith
October 1967 • The Civic Theatre
A Lily in Little India
by Donald Howarth • directed by Margaret Rhodes
June 1967 • The Civic Theatre
Trelawney of the ‘Wells’
by Arthur W. Pinero
May 1967
As You Like It
by William Shakespeare
February 1967
View this production’s set design.
The Beggar’s Opera
by John Gay
December 1966
One Way Pendulum
by N. F. Simpson
October 1966
Hedda Gabler
by Henrik Ibsen • directed by Stuart Bennett
May 1966 • The Civic Theatre
Twelfth Night
by William Shakespeare
March – April 1966
The Way of the World
by William Congreve
February 1966 • The Civic Theatre
A Scent of Flowers
by James Saunders
December 1965 • The Civic Theatre
Blithe Spirit
by Noël Coward • directed by Gerry Armytage
September – October 1965 • The Civic Theatre
The Devils
by John Whiting
June 1965
The Tempest
by William Shakespeare
March – April 1965
An Ideal Husband
by Oscar Wilde
January 1965 • The Civic Theatre
Sweeney Todd
by Sydney Irving, music by Joseph Cooper • directed by Gerry Armytage
December 1964 • The Civic Theatre
Hobson’s Choice
by Harold Brighouse • directed by Maureen Rutter
October 1964 • The Civic Theatre
Live Like Pigs
by John Arden • directed by Sydney Irving
June 1964 • The Civic Theatre
The Merchant of Venice
by William Shakespeare
April 1964
Inherit the Wind
by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee • directed by Philip Weston
January 1964 • The Civic Theatre
The Lady’s Not For Burning
by Christopher Fry • directed by Margaret Rhodes
November 1963 • The Civic Theatre
Dinner with the Family
by Jean Anouilh • directed by Maureen Rutter
October 1963 • The Civic Theatre
Arms and the Man
by George Bernard Shaw
June 1963
When We Are Married
by J. B. Priestley
May 1963
Henry V
by William Shakespeare
February 1963
The Rose Tattoo
by Tennessee Williams
January 1963
The Drunkard
by W. H. Smith and a Gentleman
November 1962
Celebration
by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall
September 1962
The Match Girls
by Joyce Adcock and Gordon Caleb, Performed in June and August
June 1962
Julius Caesar
by William Shakespeare
April 1962
Come Back Little Sheba
by William Inge • directed by Jack Lewis
January – February 1962 • The Civic Theatre
Love for Love
by William Congreve
December 1961
View this production’s photos.
Much Ado About Nothing
by William Shakespeare
October 1961
Stage Door
by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman
September 1961
Serious Charge
by Philip King
June 1961
Macbeth
by William Shakespeare
May 1961
Maria Martin, or Murder in the Red Barn
by Unknown, edited by Montagu Slater
January 1961
A Doll’s House
by Henrik Ibsen
November 1960
The Rape of the Belt
by Benn W. Levy
September 1960
With Bells On V
by Joyce Adcock and Gordon Caleb
June 1960
Henry IV, Part One
by William Shakespeare
April 1960
The Prodigious Snob
by Molière, adapted by Miles Malleson
February 1960
Henry IV, Part One
Henry IV, Part One
The Royal Pardon
The Royal Pardon
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
Sergeant Musgrave’s Dance
Sergeant Musgrave’s Dance
As You Like It
As You Like It
The Beggar’s Opera
The Beggar’s Opera
One Way Pendulum
One Way Pendulum
The Way of the World
The Way of the World
The Devils
The Devils
Live Like Pigs
Live Like Pigs
Inherit the Wind
Inherit the Wind
The Lady’s Not For Burning
The Lady’s Not For Burning
Arms and the Man
Arms and the Man
The Rose Tattoo
The Rose Tattoo
Celebration
Celebration
The Match Girls
The Match Girls
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
Come Back Little Sheba
Come Back Little Sheba
Love for Love
Love for Love
Henry IV, Part One
Henry IV, Part One
The Prodigious Snob
The Prodigious Snob