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 1970 to 1979

The Changeling
by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley • directed by Malcolm Brown
December 1979 • The Civic Theatre
View this production’s cast, crew and costume designs.
All My Sons
by Arthur Miller
September 1979
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime
by Oscar Wilde, adapted by Constance Cox
June 1979
View this production’s set design.
The Chiltern Hundreds
by William Douglas Home
March 1979
Saturday, Sunday, Monday
by Eduardo De Filippo
February 1979
Richard III
by William Shakespeare
December 1978
View this production’s costume designs and set design.
The Miser
by Molière
October 1978
Any More For Tennis?
by David Carrack
June 1978
Rookery Nook
by Ben Travers
April 1978
The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde
February 1978
Doctor Faustus
by Christopher Marlowe
December 1977
View this production’s photos, costume designs and set design.
Barefoot in the Park
by Neil Simon
October 1977
The Firstborn
by Christopher Fry
June 1977
View this production’s costume designs.
When We Are Married
by J. B. Priestley
May 1977
The Rivals
by R. B. Sheridan
February 1977
Relatively Speaking
by Alan Ayckbourn
December 1976
The Crucible
by Arthur Miller
October 1976
Arsenic and Old Lace
by Joseph Kesselring
June 1976
Anyone For Tennis?
by David Carrack
May 1976
Arms and the Man
by George Bernard Shaw
February 1976
Enter a Free Man
by Tom Stoppard
December 1975
The Merchant of Venice
by William Shakespeare
October 1975
View this production’s set design.
Cromwell
by David Storey
June 1975
Easter Eggstravaganza
by Unknown
April 1975
Twelfth Night
by William Shakespeare
February 1975
Hay Fever
by Noël Coward
November 1974 • The Civic Theatre
The Beaux’ Stratagem
by George Farquhar
October 1974
View this production’s set design.
Trewlaney
by Julian Slade and Aubrey Woods • directed by Margaret Rhodes
June 1974
Vivat! Vivat, Regina!
by Robert Bolt • directed by Malcolm Brown
April – May 1974 • The Civic Theatre
Local Colour
by Sydney Irving and Peter Hawkins
January 1974
The National Health
by Peter Nichols
December 1973
Cat among the Pigeons
by Georges Feydeau
October 1973
Roots
by Arnold Wesker • directed by Norman Thackwray
June 1973
1066 and All That
by W. C. Sellar and R. J. Yeatman • directed by Tony Nelson
May 1973
She Stoops to Conquer
by Oliver Goldsmith • directed by Margaret Rhodes
February 1973 • The Civic Theatre
Thieves’ Carnival
by Jean Anouilh
December 1972 • The Civic Theatre
The White Devil
by John Webster
October 1972
Follow That Girl
by Dorothy Reynolds and Julian Slade • directed by Arthur Cockerill
June 1972
Tiger at the Gates
by Jean Giraudoux • directed by Tony Nelson
April 1972 • The Civic Theatre
Hotel Paradiso
by Georges Feydeau • directed by Margaret Rhodes
February 1972
The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd
by D. H. Lawrence • directed by Edward Lakeland
December 1971 • The Civic Theatre
The School for Scandal
by R. B. Sheridan
October 1971
Lock Up your Daughters
by Henry Fielding
June 1971
The Lark
by Jean Anouilh • directed by Tony Nelson
March 1971 • The Civic Theatre
Hindle Wakes
by Stanley Houghton • directed by Mary Smith
January 1971
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by William Shakespeare
December 1970
View this production’s set design.
Spring and Port Wine
by Bill Naughton • directed by Tony Nelson
October 1970
The Cat and the Canary
by John Willard
June 1970
The Killing of Sister George
by Frank Marcus
April 1970
Pygmalion
by George Bernard Shaw
January 1970
The Changeling
The Changeling
Richard III
Richard III
Any More For Tennis?
Any More For Tennis?
Doctor Faustus
Doctor Faustus
The Firstborn
The Firstborn
Relatively Speaking
Relatively Speaking
The Merchant of Venice
The Merchant of Venice
The Beaux’ Stratagem
The Beaux’ Stratagem
Vivat! Vivat, Regina!
Vivat! Vivat, Regina!
The National Health
The National Health
The White Devil
The White Devil
Tiger at the Gates
Tiger at the Gates
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Spring and Port Wine
Spring and Port Wine
Pygmalion
Pygmalion