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Ruby Wax: Out of Her Mind

November 12 & 13, 2013

 

The legendary writer, comedienne, interviewer and documentary-maker will lead audiences through the bittersweet ups and downs of mental illness, its stigmas, and the freedom discovered when you share life’s darkest moments. Following hugely successful runs in the West End, Australia and Cape Town, Out of Her Mind is a hilarious, sometimes dark show.  It breaks the rules of theater and touches on the toxins of our time: envy, fame, television, getting rich, getting the perfect body, marriage, kids, careers, the insatiable drive to win and above all, staying busy while looking like you’re having a nice day. 
 
A former member of The Royal Shakespeare Company, Ruby recently graduated from Oxford University with a Master’s Degree in mindfulness based cognitive therapy.  Ruby has written for and co-edited every episode of Absolutely Fabulous, and her best-selling memoir How Do You Want Me? has become a classic autobiography.
 
Ruby comes fresh from Losing It, her most recent stand-up show, which enjoyed rave reviews and an extended run by popular demand. Joanna Lumley called it “too important, too funny and thought-provoking, too touching and inspiring to miss.”
 
With 25 years hosting her own television shows, Ruby’s interview technique quickly gained notoriety. She has interviewed Eddie Izzard, Pamela Anderson, Madonna, Boy George, OJ Simpson, Joanna Lumley, Jeanne Moreau, Liza Minnelli, and many others. She was nominated for a BAFTA for her interview with Sarah, Duchess of York that attracted over 14 million viewers. Her TED talk, ‘What’s so funny about mental illness?’ has over half a million views online to date.
 
At some point in our lives, one in four of us will be affected by mental illness. This acerbic and honest show sees Ruby bring her distinctive wit and worldly wisdom to tell how she is one of those people.