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Archive: 2017

  • 2017 BEST PRODUCTION WINNER

    10 December 2017

    Congratulations to the cast and crew of The Pink Hammer, which won Best Production for 2017. Congratulations also to the merit award recipients: Hanneke Beets, Judith Clarke, David Guthrie, Glenise Johnson, Nick Martin, Margaret Nash and Hamish Regan.

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  • GRANT FOR REPLACEMENT LIGHTS

    27 November 2017

    HLT was delighted to hear this week that the Stevenson Village Trust Board had kindly granted us $17,846 to replace the lighting throughout the theatre with energy-saving, cost-effective and greener LED fittings and fixtures. A number of the fittings in the ...

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  • FOUR STARS FOR HILARIOUS “BOOK ENDS”

    18 November 2017

    Book Ends is relatable, hilarious and, above all, a classic Kiwi comedy. I highly recommend heading down to see it yourself. While I spent the entire show with a smile on my face, my personal highlight would be the lengths Bert ...

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  • ROGER HALL COMES TO HLT

    28 October 2017

    On Sunday, November 12, at HLT's 2pm matinee performance of Book Ends, the playwright Roger Hall and the cast of his hit comedy will be facing some of the real people upon whom their characters are based. This is probably a ...

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  • REMEMBERING THE CRASH

    17 October 2017

    Much-loved Kiwi playwright Roger Hall, whose play Book Ends opens at HLT on November 11, talks to the NZ Herald on the 30th anniversary of the 1987 sharemarket crash. Although he took a financial knockback in the crash, he also managed ...

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  • 'Dial M for Murder' bookings

    10 September 2017

    Tickets are selling fast for HLT's season of the classic 50s thriller Dial M for Murder, directed by Alex Gleed. Book now to avoid disappointment. The plot: Ex-tennis pro Tony Wendice wants to have his rick wife murdered so he can get ...

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  • ‘YOU’LL LOVE EVERY SECOND’

    23 July 2017

    The Howick and Pakuranga Times reviewer says: "This performance made me fall in love with the story of Gatsby all over again — and the dramatic end even left me with goosebumps. But don’t take my word for it – head ...

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  • ‘MASTERPIECE’ IN HAVANA

    19 May 2017

    "Director Pam Browne has pulled off an outstanding performance – seamlessly intertwining the storyline and cast with technical excellence to create a theatrical masterpiece you don’t want to miss." That's what the Howick and Pakuranga Times reviewer said about HLT's latest ...

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  • LION FOUNDATION GRANT

    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.

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