$36 - $40
The Court Theatre's Box Office is open Mon - Fri 11am - 1pm, or you can book tickets online
Based on the book by
Adapted for the stage by
Mel Dodge, Lyndee-Jane Rutherford & Bevin Linkhorn
"Parenting is hard. And awesome. And the best thing ever. And it's so hard. And amazing. It's a mess of contradictions and we can't get through it alone. Let's get through it together."
Following sell-out performances across the North Island, blogger Emily Writes' best-selling book Rants in the Dark takes to the stage in Christchurch.
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.
- Adults: $40
- Senior: $38
- Group (6+), Supporter or Subscriber: $36
"Anyone who has ever been a baby needs to see this play. "
"Sometimes it turns out the movie - or play - is just as good as the book. Rants in the Dark is a hilarious play for anyone, not just new mothers"
"The mother of all theatrical experiences. 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."
"Rants in the Dark managed to make me, childless and solitary as I am, cry four times and laugh hysterically throughout. I can’t imagine what it will do to those who have actually sat up at 3am just like Emily Writes, wondering if they’re doing a good job – and from what I gathered from the show, they are."
- Cast & Creatives
Babes in Arms Matinee
On Saturday 5 September at 2pm, we'll be running a Babes in Arms matinee!
Perfect for new parents, you'll have the chance to bring your young baby (12 months and under) to sit on your knee during the performance.
Please note: children over this age are not permitted. Babies must be seated on ticket-holders knees during the performance. Rants in the Dark is not suitable for toddlers or older children as it contains strong language and adult themes.
Enjoy Dinner at the Theatre
Make a night of it by enjoying dinner at the theatre! The team at BASE woodfired pizza will be offering delicious pizzas, platters and other snacks before the show. To ensure service, we recommend arriving at the theatre at least an hour before showtime (the foyer will be open an hour and a half before each show) where you can place your order at the bar.
Please note: you cannot bring your own food to the theatre. There will be no pizza available for the Babes in Arms matinee.
Cheese Board for two: $25
Antipasto platter for two: $25
Margherita pizza: $16.50
Pepperoni pizza: $18.50
Mushroom & Feta pizza: $18.50
BBQ chicken pizza: $18.50
Camembert bites: $10
We are committed to keeping our guests and teams as safe and comfortable as possible, which means we have made changes around the theatre.
This performance will be staged in our mainstage, where we're regularly sanitising surfaces, including cleaning seats and tables thoroughly between performances. We have also placed hand sanitiser dispensers throughout the foyer.
We also ask for your support in keeping our theatre clean and safe, and encourage you and all of our guests and employees to:
- Always practice good hygiene and wash your hands frequently
- Place rubbish in the bin at the conclusion of your performance
- Cover coughs/sneezes, dispose of tissues and make use of the available hand sanitiser
- Refrain from attending the theatre if you're feeling unwell to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for everyone