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HLT 2021 Season

  • HLT Presents

    The Viewing Room

    Directed by Ian Milnes

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

    The Viewing Room
    You'll die laughing.
    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 premiere.Starring: David Charteris (Chester), Bronwen Arlington (Florence), David Jacobs (Chet Jr), Ken Morrison (Steven), Euan Crichton (Matthew), Patti (Bess Brookes), and Dominique Pritchard (Debby) and Linda Kerfoot (Jay).Read the Times preview. Single Ticket Prices Adult: $29 Concessions: for seniors aged 65+: $26 (with proof of concession) Equity New Zealand members: $26...
  • HLT Presents

    My Cousin Rachel

    Directed by Terry Hooper

    Season: Sep 11 to Oct 2, 8pm
    Matinees: Sep 12 & 19, 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. Single Ticket Prices Adult: $29 Concessions: for seniors aged 65+: $26 (with proof of concession) Equity New Zealand members: $26 (with membership ID) Groups of 10+: $25 Members: $25 Students (with ID): $15 Playwright's Passport (available to Playmarket’s playwright clients): free available ticket from the box office on the day or night of the...
  • HLT Presents

    Hilda's Yard

    Directed by Penel Keegan

    Season: Nov 13 to Dec 4, 8pm
    Matinees: Nov 14 & 21, 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: $29 Concessions: for seniors aged 65+: $26 (with proof of concession) Equity New Zealand members: $26 (with membership ID) Groups of 10+: $25 Members: $25 Students (with ID): $15 Playwright's Passport (available to Playmarket’s playwright clients): free available ticket from the box office on the day or night of...

HLT Studio 2021 Season

  • 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 ticketsAdult: $19Concessions and students: $15For student groups of 10 or more: $12 
  • 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 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 premiere. *Starring:... 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…
  • Howick Little Plays

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

    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.... Read more…
  • Hilda's Yard

    Season: Nov 13 to Dec 4, 8pm
    Matinees: Nov 14 & 21, 2pm

    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... Read more…