2012 Season of Plays

Posted 26 October 2011

Welcome to Howick Little Theatre's 2012 Season.

Entertaining Angels

A comedy by Richard Everett

Directed by Peter Meikle

“Funny, touching and genuinely thought-provoking comedy.” –- Daily Telegraph

As a clergy wife, Grace has spent a lifetime on her best behaviour. But now, newly widowed, she is enjoying the new-found freedom to say and do exactly what she likes. However, a visit from her eccentric missionary sister and some extraordinary revelations bring Grace back to her earthly senses. With its sharp-edged comedy and probing wit, this acclaimed play has been described as “a surefire hit”. “The laughter constantly bubbles to the surface.” –- British Theatre Guide.  

The New Zealand premiere. By arrangement with Play Bureau NZ. NB: three nights already sold out.

Season: July 14 to August 4, 8pm. Matinees: July 15 & 22, 6pm

 

Peninsula

A drama by Gary Henderson

Directed by Terry Hooper

Peninsula makes the ordinary universal, timeless and extraordinary.” –- NBR.

Michael Hope is 10 and sleeps on a volcano. It is the 1960s, and he lives at the edge of the ancient flooded crater now known as Akaroa Harbour on Banks Peninsula. Inspired by a new year and a new teacher, Michael sets out to map his home ground, charting his history in the sheltering hills and bush. But not all volcanoes are extinct. Rumblings in the adult world encroach into Michael’s life, throwing his universe into chaos. A feast for the imagination, Peninsula fuses light, sound, space and language into story magic.

The Auckland premiere. By arrangement with Playmarket.

Season: September 8 to 29, 8pm. Matinees: September 9 & 16, 6pm

 

Ladies For Hire

A comedy by Alison Quigan

Directed by Rae McGregor

“Laced with quick, earthy and ironic wit.” –- Manawatu Standard.

Christenings, weddings, funerals – these women have sung at them all. But when a young parish priest arrives who’s determined to impress the Bishop, the first thing he does is sack the choir, striking more than a few sour notes. It’s drama on the high Cs! The choir try to stay together, booking themselves out as entertainment for stag parties and gorilla-grams, but it doesn’t make for harmonious relationships. Can they get back in tune in time for the festive season?  

The Auckland premiere. By arrangement with Playmarket.

Season: Nov 10 to Dec 1, 8pm. Matinees: Nov 11 & 18, 6pm

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