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Ruby Wax - Losing It transfers to West End's Duchess
Ruby Wax - Losing It, will transfer to the West End's Duchess Theatre for a short run from 31 Aug to 1 Oct 2011, following a run at the Edinburgh Fringe.
The show, had two runs this year at the off West End venue, Menier Chocolate Factory, 15 Feb to 19 Mar 2011 and 17 May to 19 June 2011.
The show is written and performed by comedienne, interviewer and documentary maker Ruby Wax. It also features Judith Owen, who has wrote music and lyrics for the show.
It is directed by Thea Sharrock, designed by Gary McCann, lighting by Tim Mascall, sound by Gareth Owen.
"A while back you couldn't mention you were gay, then came the 'C' word (cancer) and not so long ago you couldn't even say you were a witch. Now the big stigma is mental illness which is weird because one in four of us has got it" - Ruby Wax
In this sometimes dark show Ruby Wax, from the point of view as one in the one in four, discusses the toxins of our time - envy, fame, television, the insatiable drive to win, getting rich, getting the perfect body, marriage, kids, career and above all staying busy while looking like you're having a nice day. This is why we all, at one point in our lives, feel like we're about to go under or in Ruby's case, fall off a cliff.
This story is told with Wax’s 'distinctive wit, sharp observation and worldly wisdom', alongside Judith Owen’s music which serves as the emotional soundtrack to Wax's words.