Wicked new satire: "White Gold"

Posted 16 September 2014

The highlight of the HLT Studio’s inaugural year, the wickedly satirical comedy White Gold opens on October 8 and runs until October 11. The play, which takes a wry look at Kiwi business culture and communications mishaps, puts our biggest industry, dairying, under a forensic spotlight. This new comedy has been specially written for HLT by Auckland PR and marketing expert Peter Boyes. It will be directed by experienced theatre actor Sue Golding, in charge of her first full-length... more...

Five stars for "Two Fish 'N' A Scoop"

Posted 16 September 2014

Carl Nixon's interracial love story set in a Kiwi fish and chip shop has scored five stars from Howick & Pakuranga Times reviewer Marianne Kelly. In it she says, "Director Terry Hooper has done a sublime job on two talented actors, Julie Zhu and Andrew Gordon, who skilfully take on the personas of not two but 16 different characters." Read more about this beautifully written comedy/drama.

Theatre Workshops

Posted 9 August 2014

Coming up in early 2015 will be workshops in the areas of lighting design, sound, and stage management. Put your name down with the office if interested. More details to follow soon.

Costume Hire

Posted 17 July 2014

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.

Rooms for hire

Posted 17 July 2014

Howick Little Theatre has spacious and comfortable rooms for hire, particularly during the day, in a convenient purpose-built theatre located off the Pakuranga Highway in Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga. There is air-conditioning or opening windows, modern kitchen and toilet facilities and a whiteboard if required. We offer reasonable rates for casual or regular hires. The park also has a public swimming pool nearby. Some evening hires may also be available, depending on the date. For more... more...

Attention: advertisers

Posted 17 July 2014

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.  

Four Stars for "4000 Miles"

Posted 16 July 2014

"Narrative skills triumph", says the H&P Times review about HLT's latest play, 4000 Miles, winner of the 2012 Obie Award for Best New American Play. The Times' Marianne Kelly agrees with Time magazine’s reviewer that: "'[Amy] Herzog unravels details slowly, with uncommon narrative skill'," then says, "This is where the challenge is presented for the HLT audience to follow the dialogue between grandmother and grandson, which Ingrid Prossor and Paul Trimmer overcome with superior stamina and... more...

Gift Vouchers and Subscriptions

Posted 1 July 2014

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 Studio Presents: The Understudy

Posted 1 June 2014

Coming up at HLT in August is the New Zealand premiere of THE UNDERSTUDY, written by Theresa Rebeck and directed by Amie Bentall (Season: August 6-9). This play, which just goes to show that second best can be a bitch, is a dazzling and humanistic look at people trying to do what they love in the face of obstacles that mount until all anyone can do is dance. Charged with running the understudy rehearsal for the Broadway premiere of a previously undiscovered Kafka masterpiece, Roxanne has one... more...

Five stars for The Importance of Being Earnest

Posted 15 May 2014

We've done it again! HLT's revival of Oscar Wilde's 1895 comedy classic, The Importance of Being Earnest, has been awarded five stars by the Howick and Pakuranga Times. Here's what the reviewer said: "No matter how many repeat performances of Oscar Wilde’s classic are viewed, the appeal of the intelligent and witty script never seems to fade. Howick Little Theatre, in bringing the famous comedy to the stage as part of its 60th diamond jubilee season, has delivered another jewel with a subtle... more...

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