Rants in the Dark
Based on the book by Emily Writes
Adapted for the stage by Mel Dodge, Lyndee-Jane Rutherford & Bevin Linkhorn
The hilarious unfiltered truth on parenting
Wellington blogger Emily Writes’ best-selling book Rants in the Dark has been adapted into a play, starring Renee Lyons, Bronwyn Turei and Amelia Reid-Meredith.
Honest, authentic and laugh-out-loud funny, the play revels in the raw truth of parenthood (and grandparenthood) and its ‘mess of contradictions’. It is a biting antidote to judgmental supermarket-tutterers and plane-smirkers everywhere.
Emily’s heartfelt and hilarious writing explores her parenting experience, offering comfort and connection to other exhausted parents all over the world.
Celebrate the truth and hilarity of parenthood and track the impact of what happened when Emily’s blog went viral overnight.
“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
“Anyone who has ever been a baby needs to see this play… laughter is the predominant audience response as we empathise with it all.” – Theatreview
“Every parent has to see it. I had alternate tears from laughing and crying. Such a brilliantly pulled together work with three kickass wahine actors.” – Booksellers NZ
“Rants in the Dark - a hilarious play for anyone, not just new mothers… a must-see for new parents and infinitely enjoyable. Even if you're not a parent, you're guaranteed a great show and will come away with the urge to call your mum and say thanks.” - Eleanor Wenman, Stuff.co.nz
“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.” – Simon Sweetman, Off The Tracks
“…this show will make you appreciate your mighty mummy power, your partner and family’s love and support and most of all those exhausting little bundles of joy.”
“The message is positive, supportive and celebrates mothers like no other performance art I’ve seen.”
“Emily Writes is a national treasure and her source material has created something here that will entertain but also help families realise they ARE good parents and we’re all just f**king doing it!” – Ingrid Grenar, KeepingUpWithNZ.com