Auditions: "How to be Happy"

Posted 17 June 2016

The auditions for the comedy How to be Happy, by David Lewis and directed by David Blakey, will be on Saturday, July 9, at 11am. Scripts are available from the office. The plot involves Paul, a former happiness guru who as a young man wrote self-help books and appeared on TV as ‘Mr Happy’. But now his marriage has failed, his career as a serious novelist is faltering and his ex-wife has married a wealthy advertising executive. All he can think about is the state of his health, the size of... more...

Workshops for 2016

Posted 6 June 2016

Thanks to funding from Creative Communities/Auckland Council, HLT is offering affordable acting workshops with Jennifer Ward-Lealand and Cameron Rhodes and a "directing for theatre" workshop with Terry Hooper. Download a registration form for the courses by Terry and Jennifer, and submit to the office with your payment. Places are strictly limited, so don't delay. A date has yet to be set for Cameron's workshop, but we are taking expressions of interest, so contact us at

'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...

Gift Vouchers and Subscriptions

Posted 23 February 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

Interested in theatre?

Posted 22 February 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

Costume Hire

Posted 22 February 2016

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

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 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.           

Best Production 2015

Posted 29 November 2015

Congratulations to director Penelope Keegan and the cast and crew of Sitting Pretty, who were named the winners of the HLT Best Production award for 2015 at the Christmas Party. The president, Frances Hollis, thanked everyone who had worked at the theatre this year and she made special presentations to Ngaire-Ann Hobson (bar roster co-ordinator), Emma Love (designer extraordinaire), David Gifford (who has just completed nine years as the drama class co-ordinator), and Marion Wood (front of... more...

Five stars for 'Seven Year Twitch'

Posted 23 November 2015

Read the Howick and Pakuranga Times reviewer's five-star review of HLT's end-of-year show, Seven Year Twitch.

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