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HLT 2022 Season

  • HLT Presents

    My Cousin Rachel

    Directed by Terry Hooper

    Season: Feb 26 to March 19, 2022, 8pm
    Matinees: Feb 27 & March 6, 2022, 2pm

    My Cousin Rachel
    Scheming widow
    or wronged woman?
    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. A New Zealand premiere.Starring: Alana Pearce (Rachel Coryn Ashley), Mitch Blyde (Philip Ashley), Peter Leathley (John Seecombe), Hamish Regan (Thomas Connors), Hamish Stevens (Nicholas Kendall), Emily Briggs (Louise Kendall), Bruno Batistela (Guido Rainaldi).Single Ticket Prices Adult: $32 Concessions: for seniors aged 65+: $29 (with proof of concession) Equity...
  • HLT Presents

    The Maltese Falcon

    Directed by Matthew van den Berg

    Season: May 7 to 28, 8pm
    Matinees: May 8 & 16, 2pm

    The Maltese Falcon
    A web of intrigue,
    double-cross and murder
    When private detective Sam Spade takes on a case for a secretive woman, trouble comes calling. First, his partner is murdered, then Sam is accosted by a man who demands he locate a valuable statuette. Entangled in a dangerous web of crime and intrigue, Sam soon realises he must find the one thing everyone seems to want. A New Zealand premiere. Single Ticket Prices Adult: $32 Concessions: for seniors aged 65+: $29 (with proof of concession) Equity New Zealand members: $29 (with membership ID) Groups of 10+: $28 Members: $28 Students (with ID): $18 Playwright's Passport (available to Playmarket’s playwright clients): free available ticket from the box office on the day or night of the performance (with membership card...
  • HLT Presents

    The Book Club Play

    Directed by Tracey Holdsworth

    Season: July 9 to 30


    The Book Club Play
    Life, love and
    literature collide
    A hit comedy about books and the people who love them. When the members of a book club become the subjects of a documentary and accept a provocative new member, their long-standing group dynamics take a hilarious turn. This delightful new play is about life, love, literature and the side-splitting results after friends start reading between the lines. Single Ticket Prices Adult: $32 Concessions: for seniors aged 65+: $29 (with proof of concession) Equity New Zealand members: $29 (with membership ID) Groups of 10+: $28 Members: $28 Students (with ID): $18 Playwright's Passport (available to Playmarket’s playwright clients): free available ticket from the box office on the day or night of the performance (with membership card and photo...
  • HLT Presents

    Shepherd

    Directed by Nathan Hey

    Season: Sept 10 to Oct 1


    Shepherd
    The flock we never knew about
    Award-winning NZ playwright Gary Henderson brings us this provocative vision of New Zealand, but not the country as we know. In remote, misty and rain-soaked Fiordland, the Shepherd family run their flock, supplying a hungry world. With a contract to fulfil, and a family to shelter, they find the line between humanity and inhumanity becoming dangerously blurred. Adult content.Single Ticket Prices Adult: $32 Concessions: for seniors aged 65+: $29 (with proof of concession) Equity New Zealand members: $29 (with membership ID) Groups of 10+: $28 Members: $28 Students (with ID): $18 Playwright's Passport (available to Playmarket’s playwright clients): free available ticket from the box office on the day or night of the performance (with membership card and photo...
  • HLT Presents

    Hilda's Yard

    Directed by Penel Keegan

    Season: Nov 12 to Dec 3, 2022, 8pm
    Matinees: Nov 13 & 20, 2022, 2pm

    Hilda's Yard
    One ordinary family,
    one extraordinary day
    How unbreakable are the ties that bind a family together? It’s the swinging 60s, and happy empty-nesters Sam and Hilda are finally enjoying life on their own. But their peaceful home turns to chaos when their unemployed son and newly-single daughter return for an unexpected stay. Can these traditional parents and far-out children bridge the generational divide? A heart-warming and hilarious look back in time. Single Ticket Prices Adult: $32 Concessions: for seniors aged 65+: $29 (with proof of concession) Equity New Zealand members: $29 (with membership ID) Groups of 10+: $28 Members: $28 Students (with ID): $18 Playwright's Passport (available to Playmarket’s playwright clients): free available ticket from the box office on the day or night of...

HLT Studio 2022 Season

  • HLT Studio Presents

    Precious Little

    Directed by Directed by Phillippa Hibbs

    Season: June 1 to 4, 8pm
    Matinees: June 4, 2pm

    Precious Little
    Love, language, memory
    and impossible decisions
    Brodie, a gifted linguist, learns unsettling news about the baby she carries. Unable to get comfort from her girlfriend, she finds it in the two least likely sources imaginable: the elderly speaker of a vanishing language … and a gorilla at the zoo. A crisp, fast-moving, tough-minded story about love, language, memory, and impossible decisions. Madeleine George’s insightfully humane story shines a light on the way we connect with others, and the vulnerability we all face when there are no easy answers left. Adult content. By arrangement with Samuel French and Play Bureau.Running time: 90 minutes. HLT Studio ticketsAdult: $22Concessions and students: $18For...
  • HLT Studio Presents

    NSFW

    Directed by Matthew Diesch

    Season: Aug 3 to 6, 8pm
    Matinees: Aug 6, 2pm

    NSFW
    Money, sex
    & Photoshop
    After Sam loses his job at Doghouse, a men’s magazine where the men always behave badly, he is interviewed for a job at Electra, a glossy women’s magazine where the women objectify each other. NSFW is a hilarious and satirical look at the cut-throat media world where jobs are scarce, beauty standards are savage and personal integrity is a luxury. Adult content.By arrangement with Samuel French and Play Bureau. HLT Studio ticketsAdult: $22Concessions and students: $18For student groups of 10 or more: $15 
  • HLT Studio Presents

    Howick Little Plays


    Season: Oct 5 to 8, 2022
    Matinees: Oct 8, 2pm, 2022

    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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  • My Cousin Rachel

    Season: Feb 26 to March 19, 2022, 8pm
    Matinees: Feb 27 & March 6, 2022, 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…
  • The Maltese Falcon

    Season: May 7 to 28, 8pm
    Matinees: May 8 & 16, 2pm

    When private detective Sam Spade takes on a case for a secretive woman, trouble comes calling. First, his partner is murdered, then Sam is accosted by a man who demands he locate a valuable statuette. Entangled in a dangerous web of crime and intrigue, Sam soon realises he must find the one thing everyone seems to want. A New Zealand... Read more…
  • Precious Little

    Season: June 1 to 4, 8pm
    Matinees: June 4, 2pm

    Brodie, a gifted linguist, learns unsettling news about the baby she carries. Unable to get comfort from her girlfriend, she finds it in the two least likely sources imaginable: the elderly speaker of a vanishing language … and a gorilla at the zoo. A crisp, fast-moving, tough-minded story about love, language, memory, and impossible decisions. Madeleine George’s insightfully humane story... Read more…
  • The Book Club Play

    Season: July 9 to 30

    A hit comedy about books and the people who love them. When the members of a book club become the subjects of a documentary and accept a provocative new member, their long-standing group dynamics take a hilarious turn. This delightful new play is about life, love, literature and the side-splitting results after friends start reading between the lines. Single Ticket Prices Adult:... Read more…
  • NSFW

    Season: Aug 3 to 6, 8pm
    Matinees: Aug 6, 2pm

    After Sam loses his job at Doghouse, a men’s magazine where the men always behave badly, he is interviewed for a job at Electra, a glossy women’s magazine where the women objectify each other. NSFW is a hilarious and satirical look at the cut-throat media world where jobs are scarce, beauty standards are savage and personal integrity is a luxury.... Read more…