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Comedienne, interviewer and documentary maker Ruby Wax, will star in her new stage show in London in 2011.

'Ruby Wax - Losing It'
The Menier Chocolate Factory

15th Feb to 19th Mar 2011.

Directed by Thea Sharrock.

"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 Waxs 'distinctive wit, sharp observation and worldly wisdom', alongside Judith Owens music which serves as the emotional soundtrack to Wax's words.

Updated On: 7/9/11 at 05:54 AM
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Posted: 12/18/10 at 6:39pm
Looks like it could be quite good!! Might go along, haven't seen anything at the Menier for a while.
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Posted: 12/18/10 at 7:47pm
What's the easiest way to get to the Menier? Cause I've always wanted to go and am planning on getting there in the Summer for Road Show (hopefully with Michael Cerveris) but it seems miles away from any tube station(not that I wouldn't walk for Sondheim...or any show in London...I have really low standards it seems)
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Posted: 12/18/10 at 7:58pm
Only about a 5 minute walk from London Bridge, and walkable from Central London on a nice summer day!
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Waxing It At The Menier#4
Posted: 2/26/11 at 12:42pm

A first for the Menier!


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Ruby Waxs show 'Losing It', currently playing a sold-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, is to return to the venue for a second stint in May.

The production, which features singer-songwriter Judith Owen, is directed by Thea Sharrock and is currently running until March 19.

It will return to the Menier for a further five weeks from May 17.

The show is produced by Chocolate Factory Productions in conjunction with MJE Productions.

Updated On: 2/26/11 at 12:42 PM
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Posted: 3/12/11 at 3:58pm
Saw the show this afternoon. Really liked it, although act two was very strange, which was a Q&A session about mental illness. Quite upsetting hearing all the stories from members of the audience.

Worth seeing, drags at points.
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Posted: 7/9/11 at 12:18pm
'Ruby Wax - Losing It'

The hit show will transfer to the West End for a short run this summer after a sell out run at the Menier earlier this year.

Opening 31st Aug to 1st Oct 2011

The show will play a season at the Edinburgh Fringe prior to London.

The show, had two runs this year at the off West End venue, Menier Chocolate Factory, 15th Feb to 19th Mar 2011 and 17th May to 19th 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.

Directed by Thea Sharrock
Designed by Gary McCann.

"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 Waxs 'distinctive wit, sharp observation and worldly wisdom', alongside Judith Owens music which serves as the emotional soundtrack to Wax's words.

Updated On: 7/9/11 at 12:18 PM