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The Viewing Room - Directed by Ian Milnes
You'll die laughing.
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HLT Studio Presents:
Tiny Beautiful Things - Directed by Beate Wiebel
Advice on love, life & loss
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My Cousin Rachel - Directed by Terry Hooper
Scheming widow
or wronged woman?
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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

The Viewing Room

A black comedy by Mark Smith

Directed by Ian Milnes

Season: July 10 to 31, 8pm
Matinees: July 11 & 18, 2pm

Tiny Beautiful Things

A dramatic comedy based on the book by Cheryl Strayed and adapted by Nia Vardalos

Directed by Beate Wiebel

Season: August 4 to 7, 8pm
Matinees: August 7, 2pm

My Cousin Rachel

Daphne Du Maurier's romantic drama, adapted by Joseph O'Conner

Directed by Terry Hooper

Season: Sep 11 to Oct 2, 8pm
Matinees: Sep 12 & 19, 2pm

Howick Little Plays

Produced by Deborah Lind

Season: October 6-9, 8pm
Matinees: October 9, 2pm

Hilda's Yard

A comedy by Norm Foster

Directed by Penel Keegan

Season: Nov 13 to Dec 4, 8pm
Matinees: Nov 14 & 21, 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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    23 May 2021

    Auditions for the HLT production of the classic story My Cousin Rachel, adapted by Joseph O’Connor from the novel by Daphne du Maurier, will be held on Saturday 26th of June. For a perusal script, please contact HLT directly. Please email the director, Terry Hooper, for an audition time. ...



    20 May 2021

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    17 May 2021

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