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My Cousin Rachel - Directed by Terry Hooper
Scheming widow
or wronged woman?
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The Maltese Falcon - Directed by Matthew van den Berg
A web of intrigue,
double-cross and murder
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HLT Studio Presents:
Precious Little - Directed by Directed by Phillippa Hibbs
Love, language, memory
and impossible decisions
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The Book Club Play - Directed by Tracey Holdsworth
Life, love and
literature collide
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HLT Studio Presents:
NSFW - Directed by Matthew Diesch
Money, sex
& Photoshop
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Shepherd - Directed by Nathan Hey
The flock we never knew about
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HLT Studio Presents:
Howick Little Plays
A series of very short
award-winning plays
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Hilda's Yard - Directed by Penel Keegan
One ordinary family,
one extraordinary day

My Cousin Rachel

Daphne Du Maurier's mystery romance, adapted by Joseph O'Connor

Directed by Terry Hooper

Season: Feb 26 to March 19, 2022, 8pm
Matinees: Feb 27 & March 6, 2022, 2pm

The Maltese Falcon

A noir thriller by David Jacklin/Canada/2018

Directed by Matthew van den Berg

Season: May 7 to 28, 8pm
Matinees: May 8 & 16, 2pm

Precious Little

A drama by Madeleine George/US/2011

Directed by Directed by Phillippa Hibbs

Season: June 1 to 4, 8pm
Matinees: June 4, 2pm

The Book Club Play

A comedy by Karen Zacarías/US/2017

Directed by Tracey Holdsworth

Season: July 9 to 30


A comedy by Lucy Kirkwood

Directed by Matthew Diesch

Season: Aug 3 to 6, 8pm
Matinees: Aug 6, 2pm


A drama by Gary Henderson/NZ/2014

Directed by Nathan Hey

Season: Sept 10 to Oct 1

Howick Little Plays

Produced by Deborah Lind

Season: Oct 5 to 8, 2022
Matinees: Oct 8, 2pm, 2022

Hilda's Yard

A comedy by Norm Foster

Directed by Penel Keegan

Season: Nov 12 to Dec 3, 2022, 8pm
Matinees: Nov 13 & 20, 2022, 2pm


Formed in 1954, Howick Little Theatre is one of Auckland's leading community theatres and a leading company in New Zealand. Each year five main-house plays are staged, many of them premieres, to thousands of people who come from all over Auckland as well as parts of the upper North Island. There are also short-season HLT Studio productions and playreadings.

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HLT Studio

The Studio is a bold initiative to showcase talented new directors, emerging actors and new playwrights to be seen.

Delivering edgy, contemporary plays in a more intimate environment, The Studio offers the same great quality entertainment as you have come to expect from Howick Little Theatre.


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    17 January 2022

    Thank you to everyone who renewed their Showcards before December 31. We are delighted to announce that Terry Ellis is our winner. We contacted Terry to inform him of his win and he responded by saying  he would like to donate the prize amount back to ...


  • JOIN US IN 2022

    15 January 2022

    Are you looking for a new interest? Wanting to meet new people and spend some of your leisure time in the performing arts in 2022? At Howick Little Theatre, we value volunteers and members and encourage you to get involved in ...



    15 January 2022

    The theatre office reopens on Monday, January 17, at 9.30am. Costume hire will be available from this date. We look forward to seeing you at the theatre in 2022.



    29 December 2021

    HLT’s second play for 2022 is a stage adaptation of the classic Dashiell Hammett thriller The Maltese Falcon, which was previously made into a movie starring Humphrey Bogart. Director Matthew van den Berg, who directed HLT’s hit play The Girl on ...



    19 December 2021

    HLT Studio is staging three productions in 2022: Precious Little, directed by Phillippa Hibbs; NSFW, directed by Matthew Diesch; and the inaugural season of short plays, Howick Little Plays, produced by president Deb Lind and directed by Vic Leilua, Andrew Gordon, Phillippa ...