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.
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.
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.
“Powerful, beautiful stuff … the kind that helps us recognize our collective wounding and pain.” – Annie Lennox