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Playwright Michele Amas dies

Posted 28 December 2016

HLT notes with sadness the death this week of prominent Wellington actress, writer and poet Michele Amas, who wrote The Pink Hammer, HLT’s first production for 2017. Quoted on stuff.co.nz, her husband, playwright Ken Duncum, described her as an extraordinary person who could do anything she put her mind to. “She was a great actor, a great writer, both as a poet and playwright. She seemed to have all kinds of abilities and imagination.” He noted she had garnered acclaim in both theatre... more...

Office closure

Posted 24 December 2016

Season's greetings to HLT theatregoers, subscribers and members. The theatre office is now closed and will reopen on Monday, January 16, at 9.30am. Costume hire will be available from February. Answerphone messages and emails will be cleared periodically during the office closure.

Best Production for 2016

Posted 4 December 2016

Congratulations to director Nathan Hey and the cast and crew of The Perfect Murder on winning the Best Production Award for 2016. The independent adjudicator, Clare Kelso, said it was an extremely tough decision as the quality was very high, but ultimately the winning play had "a true ensemble cast, a brilliant set that worked in every area, smooth direction, a palpable atmosphere filling the theatre and offering the audience comedy and drama in equal quality".   

Auditions: Our Man in Havana

Posted 23 October 2016

Auditions for the second play in the 2017 season line-up, Our Man in Havana, a spy satire adapted by Clive Francis from the novel by Graham Greene, will be held at HLT on Sunday, February 12, from 10am. This fantastic ensemble piece, directed by Pam Browne, has lots of great roles. See Auditions for more information.  

Interested in theatre?

Posted 1 October 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.

Auditions News

Posted 27 September 2016

Want to get HLT's auditions information delivered straight to your email inbox? It's simple. Just sign up via our online mailing list form. You will receive only the information you sign up for.

Costume Hire

Posted 1 September 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.

"The Ladykillers" comes to Howick

Posted 1 September 2016

The smash hit West End classic 1950s comedy The Ladykillers is SELLING FAST. Read the Times reviewer, who gave it four and a half stars. The story 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... more...

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.

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