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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

Welcome

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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  • AUDITIONS FOR HOWICK LITTLE PLAYS

    27 July 2021

    Auditions for “Howick LITTLE Plays 2021” will be on Saturday, August 14, 10am -12.30pm.  Venue: CMTS, 120 Vincent Street, Howick. Howick Little Theatre presents Howick Little Plays, an eclectic mix of perfectly formed short plays celebrating invention and imagination. For our inaugural year, we ...

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  • “SUPERB ONE-LINERS” IN “THE VIEWING ROOM”

    25 July 2021

    Read the BroadwayWorld review that starts with: “Structurally, it's a series of family emotionally-motivated confrontations ... full of emotional angst and redemption, with revelations and surprises, and punctuated by superb comic one-liners.” And ends with: “Congratulations to Ian Milnes with this play, ...

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  • GRANT FROM HOWICK LOCAL BOARD

    5 July 2021

    Many thanks to the Howick Local Board for a $15,000 grant towards our operational costs. In these Covid-affected times, extra funding is a big help to the theatre.

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  • CONGRATULATIONS, VOLUNTEERS

    26 June 2021

    Congratulations to the following members whose work for the theatre was acknowledged by the Howick Local Board today at its Volunteer Recognition Awards ceremony: Trevor Hynes, Doug Johnston, Linda Lehrke and Laurie Mills. Well done and thank you.

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  • SEEKING SET BUILDERS AND PAINTERS

    31 May 2021

    Are you a handyperson with time to lend a hand with some set building and/or painting? We have all the tools and you don’t need to be an expert. We produce high-quality stage sets through the year and any help would be ...

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