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HLT 2021 Season

HLT Studio 2021 Season

  • HLT Studio Presents

    Dinner With Friends

    Directed by Tracey Holdsworth

    Season: June 2 to 5, 8pm
    Matinees: June 5, 2pm

    Dinner With Friends
    A classical dish full of
    richness and flavour
    Like any culinary trend, relationships are destined to evolve over time, but can the recipe of friendship retain its zest if the key ingredients begin to change? A fabulous dinner at the home of food writers Gabe and Karen proves hard to swallow when Beth drops the bomb that husband Tom wants out of their 12-year marriage. Winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.Adult content.
  • HLT Studio Presents

    Tiny Beautiful Things

    Directed by Beate Wiebel

    Season: August 4 to 7, 8pm
    Matinees: August 7, 2pm

    Tiny Beautiful Things
    Advice on love, life & loss
    Tiny Beautiful Things personifies the questions and answers that “Sugar” (Cheryl Strayed) was publishing online from 2010-12. When the struggling writer was asked to take over the unpaid, anonymous position of advice columnist, she used empathy and her personal experiences to help those seeking guidance for obstacles both large and small. Tiny Beautiful Things is a play about reaching when you’re stuck, healing when you’re broken, and finding the courage to take on the questions that have no answers. Contains adults themes and language.
  • HLT Studio Presents

    Howick Little Plays


    Season: October 6-9, 8pm
    Matinees: October 9, 2pm

    Howick Little Plays
    A series of very short
    award-winning plays
    An eclectic mix of perfectly formed short plays celebrating invention and imagination. Our inaugural year showcases the best of global, NZ and local award-winning plays and playwrights. Bringing together new and experienced directors, actors and crew, we present a smorgasbord of 10-minute plays. Many are funny, some downright hilarious, some poignant....there’s something for everyone! The plays being performed will be:'Driving Mr. Diddy', by Mandy Bannon 'Menage a Trois (1000 feet)’, by David Evans ‘Lifetime', by Angie Farrow 'Conceited Council Consents’, by Myles Lind 'The Power of the Sandwich', by Grahame Maclean ‘Sorry', by Emma Pitt 'Beer Window’ and 'Two Woofs for Yes’, by Neil Walden By arrangement with Pint-sized...

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  • The Girl On The Train

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

    Rachel Watson longs for a different life ... her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and in love. Or so it appears. When Rachel learns that the woman she’s been secretly watching has suddenly disappeared, she finds herself as a witness and even a suspect in a thrilling mystery. Contains adult... Read more…
  • Dinner With Friends

    Season: June 2 to 5, 8pm
    Matinees: June 5, 2pm

    Like any culinary trend, relationships are destined to evolve over time, but can the recipe of friendship retain its zest if the key ingredients begin to change? A fabulous dinner at the home of food writers Gabe and Karen proves hard to swallow when Beth drops the bomb that husband Tom wants out of their 12-year marriage. Winner of the... Read more…
  • The Viewing Room

    Season: July 10 to 31, 8pm
    Matinees: July 11 & 18, 2pm

    Driven by his failure to communicate when alive, patriarch Chester Dumbrosky has decided to “return” on the day of his wake to set the record straight and make amends to his family. Understandably, they have mixed emotions about his reawakening, but there are lots of laughs among the angst as they try to heal old wounds. A New Zealand... Read more…
  • Tiny Beautiful Things

    Season: August 4 to 7, 8pm
    Matinees: August 7, 2pm

    Tiny Beautiful Things personifies the questions and answers that “Sugar” (Cheryl Strayed) was publishing online from 2010-12. When the struggling writer was asked to take over the unpaid, anonymous position of advice columnist, she used empathy and her personal experiences to help those seeking guidance for obstacles both large and small. Tiny Beautiful Things is a play about reaching when... Read more…
  • My Cousin Rachel

    Season: Sep 11 to Oct 2, 8pm
    Matinees: Sep 12 & 19, 2pm

    When the enigmatic Countess Rachel Sangalletti travels from Florence to the Ashley Estate in Cornwall, home of her recently deceased husband, her presence arouses dark suspicions and uncontrollable desires, not least in young Philip, cousin and heir to the Ashley home. Feverish passion battles reason in this classic Gothic romance set in the wild landscape of the rock-ribbed Cornish coast.... Read more…