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Archive: 2014

  • AUCKLAND THEATRE AWARDS WINNER

    5 December 2014

    Congratulations to HLT's senior drama class tutor Ben Crowder, whose play 360: A Theatre of Recollections won two awards at the Auckland Theatre Awards in December. Produced by Theatre Stampede and Nightsong Productions, the play received the Hackman Cup for winning the people's ...

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  • ‘WHITE GOLD’, WICKED NEW SATIRE

    16 September 2014

    The highlight of the HLT Studio’s inaugural year, the wickedly satirical comedy White Gold opens on October 8 and runs until October 11. The play, which takes a wry look at Kiwi business culture and communications mishaps, puts our biggest industry, dairying, under ...

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  • FIVE STARS FOR “TWO FISH ‘N’ A SCOOP”

    16 September 2014

    Carl Nixon's interracial love story set in a Kiwi fish and chip shop has scored five stars from Howick & Pakuranga Times reviewer Marianne Kelly. In it she says, "Director Terry Hooper has done a sublime job on two talented actors, ...

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  • Four Stars for "4000 Miles"

    16 July 2014

    "Narrative skills triumph", says the H&P Times review about HLT's latest play, 4000 Miles, winner of the 2012 Obie Award for Best New American Play. The Times' Marianne Kelly agrees with Time magazine’s reviewer that: "'[Amy] Herzog unravels details slowly, with uncommon narrative skill'," ...

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  • HLT STUDIO PRESENTS ‘THE UNDERSTUDY’

    1 June 2014

    Coming up at HLT in August is the New Zealand premiere of THE UNDERSTUDY, written by Theresa Rebeck and directed by Amie Bentall (Season: August 6-9). This play, which just goes to show that second best can be a bitch, is a ...

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  • Five stars for The Importance of Being Earnest

    15 May 2014

    We've done it again! HLT's revival of Oscar Wilde's 1895 comedy classic, The Importance of Being Earnest, has been awarded five stars by the Howick and Pakuranga Times. Here's what the reviewer said: "No matter how many repeat performances of Oscar ...

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  • GRANTS FOR HLT STUDIO PROJECT

    11 February 2014

    Thanks to Auckland Council for a grant of $1000 towards the running costs of An Unseasonable Fall of Snow, by Gary Henderson. This inaugural HLT Studio work, directed by Simon Shreeve, will be staged in late March as part of the ...

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