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Upcoming Events

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

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…

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. 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. Read more…

Howick Little Plays

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

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

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