The theatre office will close on Friday, December 20, and reopen at 9.30am on Monday, January 20. If you want to buy gift subscriptions in time for Christmas, please get in early.
HLT congratulates playwright Gary Henderson who was presented with the Playmarket Award at the Playmarket Accolades last month. The award was created to recognise a playwright who has made a significant artistic contribution to theatre in New Zealand, and grants a $20,000 cash prize. In 2013 alone Gary's work has been performed by professional companies in New Zealand, Canada, the UK and the US. Read more here. Gary’s work includes the acclaimed plays Peninsula
, Home Land
Thanks to the ASB Trust, HLT is the recipient of a $15,000 grant to enable us to buy a new lighting board. The old board (bought new in 1997) had become increasingly unreliable in 2013 and replacement parts were unobtainable. The new one will be up and running early next year, thanks to the ASB Trust's kind generosity. Thanks also to Creative Communities/Auckland Council, for the $2500 grant towards the marketing and promotional campaign for HLT's Diamond Jubilee in 2014.
We are urgently seeking two men (40s/50s) for the New Zealand premiere of the smash-hit Irish comedy Bookworms
, directed by Brian Keegan. We have successfuly cast five of the Bookworms
roles, so just need two actors to complete the cast. Scripts are available from the theatre. For more information, contact the director, Brian Keegan, on 022 086 4595 or email firstname.lastname@example.org The roles are:
1. Larry: late 40s/early 50s, Ann’s husband, a successful builder during Ireland's... more...
Give the gift of theatre this Christmas. 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 email@example.com.
HLT's 2014 diamond jubilee is coming up fast, and we have an exciting line-up of plays, featuring works both old and new. For details, see What's On. Events to mark the 60th anniversary will be announced at a later date.
The hilarious drag-queen show Kiwifruits
scored a five-star review from the Howick and Pakuranga Times
. Audiences are loving this spectacular Kiwi take on the Cinderella story by Carl Nixon and Craig Cooper, and directed by John Fausett, in which a tradition working men's pub is saved from ruin by being turned into a venue for outrageous drag shows. The season runs until November 30. Bookings are very heavy, so get your tickets now to avoid disappointment.
HLT is one of two community theatres featuring in Showtime
, a six-part series now starting on TV1 on Saturday, November 30, at 7.30pm. Filming took place during 2012 and followed HLT's midwinter production of Entertaining Angels
, directed by Peter Meikle, from pre-production planning and auditions through the many weeks of rehearsal that culminated in a highly successful opening night.
Do you have a business or service that you like to promote to theatregoers from the Eastern Suburbs? We can offer lucrative sponsorships that will increase your exposure to the community. Alternatively, why not advertise in our programmes? Full, half or quarter-page colour advertisements are available from $125. Contact the office for more information.
, H&P Times
editor PJ Taylor gave the production five stars. Here’s some of what he wrote: “We got lucky,” actress Cristine Della Barca appropriately reacted afterwards – at yummy supper following the opening night’s performance – of the newest stage show swung out by Howick Little Theatre.
It was searching for a very funny play, and comedy gold it’s dug up in Looking, a genuine humorous nugget penned by Canadian Norm Foster.
And the use of “lucky”... more...