Rants In The Dark

Emily Writes' Rants In the Dark

Parenting is hard. And awesome. And the best thing ever. And it’s so hard. And amazing. It’s a mess of contradictions and we can’t get through it alone. Let’s get through it together.

Emily Writes’ best-selling book Rants in the Dark has been adapted into a hilarious and heartfelt play that delights with its insight into parenting in the 21st century.

Emily shot to prominence after a rant in the dark on her blog received one million hits overnight. Her writing explores her own parenting experience, offering comfort and connection to other exhausted parents all over the world. Honest, authentic and laugh-out-loud funny, the play is full of the things that every parent thinks at 4 o’clock in the morning, but would rarely be brave enough to say out loud.

The show arrives in Dunedin after celebrated seasons in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and at festivals across the North Island.

Based on the book by Emily Writes

Adapted for the stage by Mel Dodge, Lyndee-Jane Rutherford & Bevin Linkhorn

Director: Lyndee-Jane Rutherford
Company: Good Times Company
Starring: Renee Lyons, Bronwyn Turei, Amelia Reid-Meredith
Designed by: Wai Mihinui, Ebony Tiopira, Jennifer Lal

“Rants in the Dark is a laugh-cry, get up in your realness, ode to mamas out there everywhere. Get your tired self along and feel heard. Brilliant work!”
- Litcrawl Wellington

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Sat 17th April, 7:00pm


Regent Theatre


115 minutes, including interval



Full $44
Early Bird $39
Under 19 $25
Senior $39
Group of 6+ $39
plus service fees