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Upcoming Events

Home, I'm Darling

Season: Feb 25 to March 18, 8pm
Matinees: Feb 26 & March 5, 2pm

Judy is the perfect 50s housewife. Her appearance, home and cooking are all true to the era. She’s the perfect homemaker to husband Johnny, preparing soft-boiled eggs for breakfast, mixing cocktails and dancing in the evenings. The only problem is it’s not the 1950s, it’s now, and being a domestic goddess isn’t as easy as it looks... *Starring:* Joanne Lindsay... Read more…

The Book Club Play

Season: May 6 to 27, 2023
Matinees: May 7 & 14, 2pm

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. *Showcard Presales* will... Read more…

Precious Little

Season: May 31 to June 3, 2023, 8pm
Matinees: June 3, 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…

A Murder is Announced

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

In Agatha Christie’s most ingenious murder mystery, the villagers of Chipping Cleghorn, including Miss Jane Marple, are perplexed by an advertisement in the local gazette that reads: “A murder is announced and will take place on Friday October 29th, at Little Paddocks at 6.30pm. A crowd begins to gather at the appointed time when, without warning, the lights go out… A... Read more…

Wait Until Dark

Season: Sept 9 to 30, 8pm
Matinees: Sept 10 & 17, 2pm

In this adaptation of the 1966 classic, Susan Hendrix, a blind yet capable woman, is terrorised by a trio of men in her apartment in Greenwich Village in 1944. As the climax builds, Susan discovers her blindness might be the key to her escape, but she and her tormentors must wait until dark to play out this thriller’s chilling conclusion. By... Read more…

Howick Little Plays

Season: Oct 4 to 7, 2023
Matinees: Oct 7, 2pm, 2023

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…

Old Love

Season: Nov 11 to Dec 2, 8pm
Matinees: Nov 12 & 19, 2pm

A story of courtship, rekindled romance and the indomitability of hope, Old Love spans three decades, and half-a-dozen meetings between Bud, a salesman, and Molly, his boss’s wife. One of them is smitten from the first, the other less so. Another hit from Canada’s Norm Foster, this clever and witty heartwarming journey celebrates the never-ending pursuit of love – old... Read more…

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