Auditions: 4000 Miles

Posted 9 March 2014

Auditions for 4000 Miles, a dramatic comedy by Amy Herzog, will be held at the theatre on Sunday, May 4, at 10am. Directed by Nathan Hey, the play takes a fresh and unique look at love, loss, beliefs and relationships. Winner of the 2012 Obie Award for best new play, 4000 Miles is a truly enjoyable and charming piece of theatre. There are roles for three actors in their 20s (one male and two female, including a Chinese-American) and one plum role for an older actress. For details, see the... more...


Posted 7 December 2013

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 (both... more...

Grants for HLT Projects

Posted 3 December 2013

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.

Gift Vouchers and Subscriptions

Posted 20 November 2013

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

HLT celebrates 60th anniversary

Posted 17 November 2013

HLT's 2014 diamond jubilee is here, 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. 

Five stars for "Kiwifruits"

Posted 17 November 2013

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.  

It's Showtime

Posted 16 November 2013

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. 

Attention: advertisers

Posted 14 November 2013

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.  

Five-star review for the hit comedy "Looking"

Posted 13 September 2013

Reviewing Looking, 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...

Five stars for "The Cat's Meow"

Posted 19 July 2013

Reviewing The Cat's MeowH&P Times editor PJ Taylor has given the production five stars. Here's some of what he wrote: "DARLINGS – the Howick Little Theatre (HLT) has triumphed again with another outstanding choice of drama productions, especially one that keeps an audience’s attention until the last word is uttered on freezing winter nights. It’s staging Steven Peros’ The Cat’s Meow, a Jazz Age tale loosely based on real events that occurred in the heady days of 1924, when... more...

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