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 1980 to 1989

Musical Soirée
by Unknown
December 1989
Hamlet
by William Shakespeare • directed by Malcolm Brown
October 1989 • The Civic Theatre
View this production’s cast, crew, photos, costume designs and set design.
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
April 1989
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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Victorian Soirée & 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
April 1988
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
December 1987
As You Like It
by William Shakespeare
October 1987
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Free As Air
by Dorothy Reynolds and Julian Slade
June 1987
Blithe Spirit
by Noël Coward
April 1987
Murder in the Cathedral
by T. S. Eliot • directed by Jacky Ball
February 1987
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The Meg and Mog Show
by David Wood
December 1986
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
by William Shakespeare
October 1986
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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
February 1986
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Tartuffe
by Molière • directed by Margaret Rhodes
December 1985 • The Civic Theatre
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Wanted, One Body
by Charles Dyer
October 1985
The Dracula Spectacular
by John Gardiner and Andrew Parr
June 1985
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The Owl and the Pussycat 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
Separate Tables
by Terence Rattigan • directed by Anne Robinson
February – March 1985 • The Civic Theatre
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Volpone
by Ben Jonson
December 1984
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Not Now Darling
by Ray Cooney and John Chapman
October 1984
The Canterbury Tales
by Nevill Coghill and Martin Starkie
June 1984
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Taking Steps
by Alan Ayckbourn
April 1984
The Duchess of Malfi
by John Webster
February 1984
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Alice in Wonderland
by Lewis Carroll, dramatised by Clemence Dane
December 1983
The Tempest
by William Shakespeare
October 1983
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Lock Up Your Daughters
by Henry Fielding
June 1983
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My Sister Eileen
by Fields and Chodorov
April 1983
Ten Times Table
by Alan Ayckbourn
February 1983
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
October 1982
The Beggar’s Opera
by John Gay
June – July 1982 • The Civic Theatre
Halfway Up The Tree
by Peter Ustinov
April – May 1982 • The Civic Theatre
Charley’s Aunt
by Brandon Thomas
February 1982 • The Civic Theatre
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The Imaginary Invalid
by Molière
December 1981
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The Hollow Crown
by John Barton
October 1981
Round and Round the Garden
by Alan Ayckbourn • directed by Joyce King
June 1981
An Inspector Calls
by J. B. Priestley • directed by Nina Goldthorpe
April 1981
Harvey
by Mary Chase • directed by Dennis Stevenson
February 1981
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 • directed by Margaret Rhodes
September – October 1980 • The Civic Theatre
1066 and All That
by W. C. Sellar and R. J. Yeatman
June 1980
You Can’t Take It With You
by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman • directed by Dennis Stevenson
April 1980 • The Civic Theatre
The Marriage of Figaro
by Beaumarchais • directed by Margaret Rhodes
February 1980 • The Civic Theatre
Hamlet
Hamlet
As You Like It
As You Like It
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
King Lear
King Lear
The Dracula Spectacular
The Dracula Spectacular
Volpone
Volpone
The Canterbury Tales
The 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