Date: April 15, 2021
Time: 7pm
Venue: Lake Wanaka Centre
Ticket Details: Allocated Seating $50/ $45/$40
Duration: 90 minutes, plus 15 minute interval


Rants in the Dark

Wellington blogger Emily Writes’ best-selling book takes to the stage. Her heartfelt and hilarious writing explores her 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.

Emily shot to fame after a rant on her blog received one million hits overnight. Celebrate the truth and hilarity of parenthood and track the impact of what happened when the blog went viral! 

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

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

“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

“Rants in The Dark is a profoundly joyous experience – there are belly laughs – but the best bits I think is when you can hear a murmur from the audience. You can feel the nods, you hear acknowledgment of a point, whether wiping at an eye or stifling a guffaw, the audience moves and feels with the words, swept up and away due the efforts of the performers and the care from the writers and director.” –Off The Tracks 


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