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Home, I'm Darling - Directed by Carleena Walsh
Sex, cake and the
perfect 1950s housewife
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The Book Club Play - Directed by Deb Lind
Life, love and
literature collide
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HLT Studio Presents:
Precious Little - Directed by Phillippa Hibbs
Love, language, memory
and impossible decisions
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A Murder is Announced - Directed by Matthew Cousins
Miss Marple, are you there?
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Wait Until Dark - Directed by Carlos Lehmann
Shines a light on the
power of darkness
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HLT Studio Presents:
Howick Little Plays
A series of very short
award-winning plays
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Old Love - Directed by Tracey Holdsworth
Broken hearts
and second chances

Home, I'm Darling

A comedy by Laura Wade

Directed by Carleena Walsh

Season: Feb 25 to March 18, 8pm
Matinees: Feb 26 & March 5, 2pm

The Book Club Play

A comedy by Karen Zacarías/US/2017

Directed by Deb Lind

Season: May 6 to 27, 2023
Matinees: May 7 & 14, 2pm

Precious Little

A drama by Madeleine George/US/2011

Directed by Phillippa Hibbs

Season: May 31 to June 3, 2023, 8pm
Matinees: June 3, 2pm

A Murder is Announced

A murder mystery by Agatha Christie

Directed by Matthew Cousins

Season: July 8 to 29, 8pm
Matinees: July 9 & 16, 2pm

Wait Until Dark

A thriller by Frederick Knott, adapted by Jeffery Hatcher

Directed by Carlos Lehmann

Season: Sept 9 to 30, 8pm
Matinees: Sept 10 & 17, 2pm

Howick Little Plays

Produced by Deborah Lind

Season: Oct 4 to 7, 2023
Matinees: Oct 7, 2pm, 2023

Old Love

A comedy by Norm Foster

Directed by Tracey Holdsworth

Season: Nov 11 to Dec 2, 8pm
Matinees: Nov 12 & 19, 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.


For details of HLT's Covid-19 protocols, click here.

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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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    28 January 2023

    With much sadness, we pass on the news that life member Joan Tunnicliffe died on January 27. Joan will be sorely missed by all of us at Howick Little Theatre. She was a loyal and enthusiastic supporter, and was always ready ...



    25 January 2023

    Thank you to everyone who renewed their Showcard subscriptions before December 31. We are delighted to announce that Robyn Williams is our winner. 



    25 January 2023

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    5 January 2023

    HLT congratulates workshop tutor Dame Miranda Harcourt, who was recognised in the 2023 New Year's Honours. She was named a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to the screen industry and theatre. Miranda led her first ...