Five stars for "Birthrights"

Posted 14 July 2015

Howick & Pakuranga Times reviewer Marianne Kelly has given HLT's latest production, Birthrights, a five-star review. Here's what she said: "Take a dose of family rivalry, long-held resentments and throw in one of the most bittersweet human conundrums of all, child surrogacy, and the stage is set for high drama. It takes the Australian social comedy writer David Williamson to turn on the blender and produce a powerful piece of work that combines these human conditions with commentary on social... more...

Lighting Design Workshop

Posted 9 July 2015

Have you always wanted to have a crack at lighting design? Be in quick to register for our latest workshop and take the opportunity to learn from leading NZ designer Nik Janiurek. Thanks to Creative Communities/Auckland Council funding, we can offer 12 people the chance to learn lighting design and work on the design for an actual production to open at HLT later in the year. The cost? Just $60. Download the registration form and send it to us asap.

Auditions for "Seven Year Twitch"

Posted 6 July 2015

Auditions for Seven Year Twitch, a comedy by David Lewis, directed by Julian Harrison, will be held at the theatre on Sunday, September 6, at 11am. It's a great play in need of a great cast. There are seven roles (4 women and 3 men), ranging in age from 28 to 60 years. The plot: Fran arranges a dinner party and cooks an aubergine parmigiana. Husband Terry fails to turn up because he is searching for a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher in Norfolk. This is the last straw in their seven-year marriage.... more...

Acting, Accents and Design Workshops

Posted 8 June 2015

Thanks to a generous grant from Creative Communities/Auckland Council, HLT will be staging workshops in the areas of acting (Juliet Furness), Accents in Action –- for actors (Kirstie O'Sullivan), lighting design (Nik Janiurek) and sound design (Hanneke Beets) in the coming months. Registrations are now open for the workshops by Juliet and Kirstie. Register now so you don't miss out. Put your name down for the others and we will let you know when registrations open.

Marking 50 Years of Membership

Posted 4 June 2015

Congratulations to HLT patron, former president and long-standing committee member, director and actress Irene Fryer on achieving 50 years as a member of Howick Little Theatre. Irene and her late husband, Ronald, formerly Howick's town cryer, joined the theatre in 1965. The theatre recently staged a special event to honour Irene's contribution to the theatre over so many years. She now lives in Turangi.

Attention: advertisers

Posted 1 June 2015

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.  

Fashion icon debuts on stage at HLT

Posted 15 May 2015

Sitting Pretty is packing in the audiences and got a five-star review. Read the NZ Herald interview with World fashion house co-founder and Sitting Pretty star Denise L'Éstrange-Corbet, who is making her community theatre debut in this comedy-drama. Read the preview with other cast members by the Howick and Pakuranga Times.  

Life member Johnny Bond farewelled

Posted 15 May 2015

HLT was saddened by the recent death of life member and long-time professional entertainer and musician Johnny Bond (90), who joined the theatre in 1958. Read his obituary in the H and P Times.

Gift Vouchers and Subscriptions

Posted 28 February 2015

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 Christmas, birthdays, thank-yous or any occasion, subscriptions and gift vouchers can be purchased online or from the theatre. Call 534-1406 or email

Script sets for sale

Posted 31 January 2015

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 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...

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