Search the Circa Theatre website:
1 Taranaki Street, Wellington | Box Office Ph: 04 801 7992
Duration: 19 Jan 2019 - 16 Feb 2019
Location: FINAL WEEK! "A hilarious play for anyone, not just new mothers" - stuff.co.nz
Price: $25 - $52 / Groups of 6+ discounts available
Book Now!

Emily Writes’
Rants in the Dark


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

19 January – 16 February
Tues & Wed 6.30pm, Thurs, Fri, Sat 8pm, Sun 4pm
$25 – $52

Groups of 6+ tickets only $45/ticket
Groups of 20+ can get even cheaper tickets. Please contact box office circa@circa.co.nz for details

Runtime: Approx. 100 mins with a 15 min interval

Please note: This show contains occasional coarse language

Rants 1

Following a sell-out 2018 preview season!

“Anyone who has ever been a baby needs to see this play” – Theatreview

The Babysitters Club are offering a discount on babysitter services – see below

Two “Babes in Arms” performances – see below

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.


“A HERO’S JOURNEY INDEED” – Theatreview (John Smythe, 20 Jan 2019)

‘Rants in the Dark’ a hilarious play for anyone, not just new mothers – stuff.co.nz, (Eleanor Wenman, 23 Jan 2019)

‘Rants in the Dark’ – MASSIVE

   “It was affirming and beautiful and I loved it so, so much.”

   “It was so deeply moving. It was hugely hilarious. Real stories for real people. My heart was bursting.”

   “You are telling it like it is, the realities of parenthood, pregnancy and birth… and god knows the world needs more realism around parenting.”

   “Hilarious and wrenching. All fathers should see it.” 

   “My husband and I absolutely loved the show! Such a perfect performance to represent the book.”







Are you looking for a babysitter so you can enjoy a night out at the theatre?

The Babysitters Club is a babysitting service that fosters a nurturing, inspiring, and safe community, providing parents with certainty and freedom. Their sitters are all police-checked, reference-checked and interviewed.

The Babysitters Club is proud to be supporting Rants in the Dark – the play at Circa Theatre and wish to support parents who want to enjoy a night out.

For the duration of the season (19 January to 16 February) any Sitters booked by parents attending the play will get $15 off the total booking charge. Mention that you’re attending “Rants in the Dark” when you book a Sitter on the website: www.thebabysittersclub.nz

You can choose to have a babysitter come to your home to babysit your family, or team up with friends and family to pool children at one house and get one (or more) sitters to look after a group of children. Ratio of 1 sitter to 5 children.

More information about The Babysitters Club
The Babysitters Club supports parents through providing quality, hassle-free childcare with the parents’ peace of mind kept paramount.
The Babysitters Club selects New Zealand’s most experienced and interactive babysitters to ensure your children are in the safest hands. Every Sitter is police-checked; reference-checked, interviewed, inducted and covered under a comprehensive insurance policy.
Trust is what makes The Babysitters Club services work.

Baby sitter club logo