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Come Out To Play

Posted 1 August 2016

Looking for something different to do? Just arrived in the Auckland area and want to meet some new people? How about becoming part of a talented and creative backstage team helping to put a production together? We are always looking for volunteers. Contact the theatre, 534-1401, or info@hlt.org.nz.  

Gift Vouchers and Subscriptions

Posted 1 August 2016

Give the gift of theatre. A Howick Little Theatre subscription or a gift voucher is an ideal present for the theatre lover in your life. An original and imaginative idea for birthdays, thank-yous or any occasion, subscriptions and gift vouchers can be purchased online or from the theatre. Call 534-1406 or email info@hlt.org.nz.

HLT Studio's New Work

Posted 31 July 2016

THE OPERATIVE, a play written by HLT member Nathan Hey, will be the final Studio work for 2016. Directed by Andrew Gordon, the play explores the aftermath of a botched mission and involves an intense interrogation of a NSA operative and a CIA spy. The cross-examination becomes a mental stand-off. Two adversaries wrestle in battle of wits to reveal the truth. Exploring the resilience of human nature and just how far some people will go this thriller twists and turns making Operative a play that... more...

Costume Hire

Posted 31 July 2016

Need something to wear to a fancy-dress party or period event? For information on costume hire, email us or phone 534-1401 for further assistance.

"Ladies in Lavender"

Posted 2 July 2016

The 1930s' drama Ladies in Lavender earned five stars from the H&P Times reviewer. Book now for HLT's latest production, which runs until July 30. The story revolves around two sisters, Ursula and Janet Widdington, whose lives are turned upside down after they find a young man washed ashore on the beach. They nurse him back to health and learn that he is a talented Polish violinist wanting to seek a career in the USA. Despite her sister’s concerns, Ursula falls in love with Andrea. It leads... more...

"The Ladykillers" comes to Howick

Posted 2 July 2016

At last we can announce the name of the smash hit West End classic 1950s comedy that will be staged at HLT in November. The Ladykillers is about an old lady pitted against a gang of criminals. Posing as amateur musicians, Professor Marcus and his gang rent rooms from Mrs Wilberforce. The villains plot to involve her unwittingly in a brilliantly conceived bank heist. Mrs Wilberforce must outwit five desperate men. The Ladykillers, written by Graham Linehan and adapted from the screenplay by... more...

Interested in theatre?

Posted 1 June 2016

Looking for something different to do? Just arrived in the Auckland area and want to meet some new people? How about becoming part of a talented and creative backstage team helping to put a production together? We are always looking for volunteers. Contact the theatre, 534-1401, or info@hlt.org.nz.

'The Perfect Murder' earns five stars

Posted 19 May 2016

HLT's latest play, The Perfect Murder, has won high praise from the Times reviewer: "It starts with the familiar refrain 'my wife doesn’t understand me' and from there the cast of Howick Little Theatre’s latest production leaps into the twists and turns of a murder. Nathan Hey directs the stage production of Peter James’ thriller The Perfect Murder. The book has been adapted for the stage by Shaun McKenna who takes us from droll one-liners, to dark humour and the heart-stopping dilemma... more...

Script sets for sale

Posted 1 January 2016

Howick Little Theatre has a number of production sets of play scripts for sale at much reduced prices. All scripts are as new. For more details or to make an offer, contact scripts@hlt.org.nz. Available sets of scripts are: Kevin's Bed A comedy by Bernard Farrell/Ireland. Cast: M5, F7 Nine copies (as new). Sale price $90. A sell-out for HLT. Kevin's Bed is a play of nostalgia, expectations and broken dreams. The setting is the celebration of the golden wedding anniversary of Dan and... more...

Funding for New Stage Lights

Posted 2 December 2015

HLT extends grateful thanks to the New Zealand Community Trust for a grant of $2500 towards the purchase of new LED stage lights. We plan to have these in place for the start of our 2016 productions.           

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