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Based on the book by Emily Writes. 
Adapted for the stage by Mel Dodge, Lyndee-Jane Rutherford & Bevin Linkhorn.

From one tired mama to another.

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

Wellington blogger Emily Writes’ best-selling book Rants in the Dark is making the leap from the page to the stage. Emily’s 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 4am, but would rarely be brave enough to say out loud.

Emily shot to fame after a rant on her blog received 1 million hits overnight. Celebrate the truth and hilarity of parenthood (and grandparenthood!) and track the impact of what happened when Emily’s blog went viral overnight.

Following a five night sell-out preview season in the 2018 Women’s Theatre Festival, Circa is proud to be hosting the premiere season of this phenomenal new production.

There will be two “Babes in Arms” performances so that parents with very young babies can enjoy the production and have their babies close.

Please note: the play is not suitable for toddlers or older children. The play contains strong language and adult themes.

The Babysitters Club are also offering a discount to their services for the duration of the season for people needing a babysitter at home. 



Director: Lyndee-Jane Rutherford

Company: Good Times Company

Starring: Renee Lyons, Bronwyn Turei, Amelia Reid-Meredith

Designed by: Wai Mihinui, Ebony Tiopira, Jennifer Lal

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