Ruby Wax Brings One-Woman Show to TricycleDate: 5 October 2000
Comedienne Ruby Wax returns to the London stage next month for the first time in eight years when she brings her one-woman show Stressed to the fringe Tricycle Theatre for a limited three-week season. Stressed opens on 14 November, following previews from 13 November, and continues to 2 December 2000.
The American entertainer's last live show was Wax Acts, directed by Alan Rickman, which played at the West End's Globe Theatre (now renamed the Gielgud, on Shaftesbury Avenue) in 1991/92. The show also had a run at the Edinburgh Festival and a sell-out UK tour.
Wax is best known for her television appearances. A former RSC spear-carrier, she got her big break in 1985 when she co-wrote and starred in the comedy series 'Girls on Top' with Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders and Tracey Ullman. She's been a regular fixture on British television ever since and has become renowned for her revealing and candid interviews with celebrities such as the Duchess of York, Victoria 'Posh Spice' Adams, Donald Trump and OJ Simpson. Her cultural exposé of her homeland, American Pie, recently aired on BBC1.
Stressed is written and performed by Wax and directed by Martin Sherman, with set design by Rob Jones and lighting by Mark Henderson. The show is produced by Phil McIntyre.