Wellington blogger Emily Writes’ best-selling book Rants in the Dark takes to the stage this May. 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 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 1-million hits overnight. Celebrate the truth and hilarity of parenthood and track the impact of what happened when Emily’s blog went viral! 

Following sell-out performances in Wellington, Auckland Live is proud to present the Auckland season of this phenomenal new show.

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


Present your ticket at Master and Apprentice before or after the show to receive 10% off dinner and drinks. Check out their new tapas menu HERE.

Rants in the Dark | 16 - 18 May | Bruce Mason Centre

Accessible performances 

Auckland Live and Good Times Company are delighted to present a sign language interpreted performance of Rants in the Dark as part of Auckland Live’s Arts Accessibility programme.

Rants in the Dark - NZSL

Ticket Pricing

Ticketing Information

Ticketmaster is the official ticketing agent for all ticketed events at Auckland Live.

For all ticketed events in Auckland Live venues – the ticket price plus service fees and credit card charges will apply.

If you want to gather a group of friends to see Rants in the Dark – you can put a ticket hold on with Ticketmaster Groups (09 970 9745) and pay later, once you have organised everyone.

The expiry date for this is Friday 26 April 2019. Please note, if tickets are selling fast, Ticketmaster will contact you earlier to confirm or release your booking.

Group 5+
Group 5+ offer is strictly limited and subject to availability.