AUDITIONS: The Great Gatsby

Posted 26 March 2017

The brilliant retelling of F.Scott Fitzgerald’s Jazz Age classic The Great Gatsby, dramatised by New Zealander Ken Duncum, is HLT's third production for 2017. Director Laurie Mills is holding auditions on Sunday, April 23, by appointment between 1pm and 5pm. All roles are available for audition. The story is set In the summer of 1923, when New York reaches boiling point: the parties are longer, the morals are looser, the liquor is stronger and the jazz is hotter. Nick Carraway, a young Yale... more...

Auditions: "Punch and Judy: The Real Story"

Posted 26 March 2017

Auditions for the HLT Studio's black comedy Punch and Judy: The Real Story, by Debbie Isitt, will be held on Sunday, April 9, from 2pm-5pm. Director Ian Milnes is looking for two actors, one male, one female, to play Mr. Punch and his wife Judy, aged in the 30s to 50s range. Must be comfortable with physical theatre and willing to improvise and innovate. More information on Auditions.

Lion Foundation grant

Posted 19 March 2017

Many thanks to the Lion Foundation for its generous grant of $3400 towards new sound equipment. It is planned to have the new equipment in place for the next main production, Our Man in Havana.

Costume Hire

Posted 9 January 2017

Need something to wear to a fancy-dress party or period event? For information on costume hire, email us or phone 534-1401 for further assistance.

Interested in theatre?

Posted 1 January 2017

Looking for something different to do? Just arrived in the Auckland area and want to meet some new people? How about becoming part of a talented and creative backstage team helping to put a production together? We are always looking for volunteers. Contact the theatre, 534-1401, or

Playwright Michele Amas dies

Posted 28 December 2016

HLT notes with sadness the death this week of prominent Wellington actress, writer and poet Michele Amas, who wrote The Pink Hammer, HLT’s first production for 2017. Quoted on, her husband, playwright Ken Duncum, described her as an extraordinary person who could do anything she put her mind to. “She was a great actor, a great writer, both as a poet and playwright. She seemed to have all kinds of abilities and imagination.” He noted she had garnered acclaim in both theatre... more...

Best Production for 2016

Posted 4 December 2016

Congratulations to director Nathan Hey and the cast and crew of The Perfect Murder on winning the Best Production Award for 2016. The independent adjudicator, Clare Kelso, said it was an extremely tough decision as the quality was very high, but ultimately the winning play had "a true ensemble cast, a brilliant set that worked in every area, smooth direction, a palpable atmosphere filling the theatre and offering the audience comedy and drama in equal quality".   

Auditions News

Posted 27 September 2016

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"The Ladykillers" comes to Howick

Posted 1 September 2016

The smash hit West End classic 1950s comedy The Ladykillers is SELLING FAST. Read the Times reviewer, who gave it four and a half stars. The story is about an old lady pitted against a gang of criminals. Posing as amateur musicians, Professor Marcus and his gang rent rooms from Mrs Wilberforce. The villains plot to involve her unwittingly in a brilliantly conceived bank heist. Mrs Wilberforce must outwit five desperate men. The Ladykillers, written by Graham Linehan and adapted from the... more...

Gift Vouchers and Subscriptions

Posted 1 August 2016

Give the gift of theatre. A Howick Little Theatre subscription or a gift voucher is an ideal present for the theatre lover in your life. An original and imaginative idea for birthdays, thank-yous or any occasion, subscriptions and gift vouchers can be purchased online or from the theatre. Call 534-1406 or email

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