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Precious Little

A drama by Madeleine George/US/2011

Directed by Phillippa Hibbs

Season: May 31 to June 3

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.

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Howick Little Plays

A series of very short award-winning plays

Produced by Deborah Lind 

Season: October 4 to 7.

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 Plays. 

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HLT Studio tickets

Adult: $22
Concessions and students: $18
For student groups of 10 or more: $15 

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT STUDIO PLAYS MAY CONTAIN STRONG LANGUAGE AND ADULT SUBJECT MATERIAL THAT MAY OFFEND SOME PEOPLE.

Supported and developed by Howick Little Theatre, the HLT Studio is a platform for new works and creatives. Its mission is to present three short seasons of plays, as well as staged readings each year. Over the course of the year, we aim to support and showcase new directors, new or inexperienced actors and a new New Zealand playwright. The Studio was founded by Terry Hooper and the Studio Director Nick Martin. Both passionate theatre practitioners, they created this platform to introduce a quality theatre experience that pushes boundaries.

If you'd like to become involved in The Studio, please message us or come along to our next playreading or production and introduce yourself. We'd love to hear from you. For more details, see: facebook.com/thestudiohlt or email us.

HLT Studio 2023 Season

  • HLT Studio Presents

    Precious Little

    Directed by Phillippa Hibbs

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

    Howick Little Plays


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

    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...