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Ruby Wax brings Losing It to the Duchess Theatre

Wednesday, 13th Jul 2011  

Comedian Will Transfer Her Popular Production from the Menier Chocolate Factory to the West End

Last month Ruby Wax returned to London for a new run of shows at the Menier Chocolate Factory, reprising “Losing It”, which had run at the venue earlier in 2011. The actress and comedian is also set to take the show to Edinburgh in August for a run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from Friday 5th August 2011 to Monday 29th August 2011. Now she has revealed that the show will be granted a West End appearance later in the year, with a run at the Duchess Theatre from August to October 2011.

In “Losing It”, Wax takes to the stage to discuss a range of topics in her usual comic style, demonstrating wit and observational humour at the Duchess Theatre and honing on skills she has developed during a thirty-year career. Topics during the course of the performance include the cult of celebrity, the obsession people have with obtaining the perfect body and television. But it isn’t just the state of popular culture that is on her mind and Wax will also cover topics related to mental illness and some other darker and thought-provoking issues.

Wax is a well known American comedian who has appeared in a wide range of television programmes over the years, including “Girls on Top”, “The Secret Policeman’s Third Ball” and “Don’t Miss Wax”.

Meanwhile the show also features The Musician Judith Owen who, like Wax, has also suffered from depression and has produced albums like “Emotions on a Postcard”, “Happy This Way” and “Mopping Up Karma”.

The production is directed by Thea Sharrock, the well known director of west end shows and other London productions such as “Cause Celebre” at the Old Vic Theatre, “The Misanthrope” at the Comedy Theatre, “Equus” at the Gielgud Theatre an “After the Dance” at the Lyttelton National Theatre.

“Losing It” is set to run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August, with a West End run at the Duchess Theatre from Wednesday 31st August 2011 to Saturday 1st October 2011.

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