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Emily Writes ‘Rants In The Dark’ play to open in Auckland

Author, Editor, Activist, Public Speaker and Mother Emily Writes turns her attention to the stage as her play Rants in the Dark goes on pre-sale. 

Emily Writes new play based on the book Rants in the Dark: From One Tired Mama to Another, opens at Auckland Live’s Bruce Mason Centre on May 16 for a three-day season. 

Honest, authentic and super funny, Writes’ play reveals the truth about parenthood (and grandparenthood). The play has been adapted for the stage by writer and performer Mel Dodge, award-winning director Lyndee-Jane Rutherford and Good Times Company producer Bevin Linkhorn. The play also stars three of New Zealand’s top actors, Renee Lyons (Funny Girls, 800 Words), Bronwyn Turei (Go Girls, Shortland Street – The Musical) and Amelia Reid-Meredith (Shortland Street). 

The book Rants in the Dark: From One Tired Mama to Another was the natural progression from the successful blog Writes started in the wee small hours while feeding her first baby, in a valiant attempt to reclaim her adult brain. 

The Auckland season of Rants in the Dark follows a four-week premiere season at Wellington’s Circa Theatre earlier this year and, prior to that, a five night sell-out preview season at the 2018 Women’s Theatre Festival.


When: 16 – 18 May 2019
Where: Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna
Tickets: $42 Adult, $38 Group price (5+)

Book your tickets here! 

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