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Ruby Wax – Losing It (Menier Chocolate Factory)

By | Published on Tuesday 23 August 2011

In this inspirational performance, the talented actress and comedian Ruby Wax reflects on her battle against depression and shares some insight into how she finally came to find “the manual” – to life, that is. The show started out very light-heartedly, and, like a “rollercoaster ride”, gained more depth and seriousness as it progressed. Featuring jazzy song numbers performed by co-star and best friend Judith Owen, as well as humorous remarks and audience feedback towards the end, ‘Losing It’ was as moving as it was entertaining. It was indeed heartening to see a celebrity publicly deliberating on her problems, encouraging others to do the same without the “sense of shame” that, for too long, has been associated with mental illness.

Udderbelly’s Pasture, 5 – 29 Aug (not 15), 4.10pm (5.30pm), £14.00 – £17.50, fpp145.
tw rating 4/5