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HLT 2022 Season

  • HLT Presents

    The Maltese Falcon

    Directed by Laurie Mills

    Season: July 9 to 30, 8pm
    Matinees: July 10 & 17, 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.Starring: David Jacobs (Narrator/Gutman), Richard De Luca (Sam Spade), Tessa Ellis (Effie Perine), Amalia Schroeder (Brigid O’Shaughnessy), James Calverley (Miles Archer/Freed/ Dundy/Bryan/Jacobi), Mark Bishop (Detective Tom Polhaus/Luke), Ruth Edgar (Iva Archer/Stenographer), John Edwards (Joel Cairo), and Stefan Meadows-Allan (Wilmer Cook). ATTENDING EVENTS DURING COVID-19Please consider the...
  • 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.Starring: Emily Briggs (Victoria),  Matthew Cousins (Daniel), Jane Larsen (Susan),  Joshua Bruce (Jeff), Ruth Hyde (Ruth), Rosheen Leslie (Charlie) and Dean Leppan (Thomas).  ATTENDING EVENTS DURING COVID-19Please consider the health and wellbeing of others before attending this event.Remember that if you are: feeling unwell or have any cold or 'flu-like symptoms are...
  • 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. ATTENDING EVENTS DURING COVID-19Please consider the health and wellbeing of others before attending this event.Remember that if you are: feeling unwell or have any cold or 'flu-like symptoms are self-isolating or awaiting test results for COVID-19 have a confirmed...

HLT Studio 2022 Season

  • 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 and themes. R16.By arrangement with Samuel French and Play Bureau.Starring: Senica Calder (Miranda), Joshua Tanner (Sam), Stefan Hood-Edwards (Rupert), Ella Sussex (Charlotte), Terry Hooper (Mr Bradshaw), Andrew Gordon (Aiden).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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  • The Maltese Falcon

    Season: July 9 to 30, 8pm
    Matinees: July 10 & 17, 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…
  • 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…
  • Shepherd

    Season: Sept 10 to Oct 1

    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. *Starring: Emily... Read more…