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Comic stands up to depression

PUBLISHED: 10:54 04 February 2010 | UPDATED: 11:19 12 August 2010

A BRASSY comedian is to bring her humour to a clinic that treats people with depression. Ruby Wax is to bring her Live from the Priory

A BRASSY comedian is to bring her humour to a clinic that treats people with depression.

Ruby Wax is to bring her Live from the Priory show to the hospital in Hayes Grove, Bromley next Monday.

The comedian and presenter, who suffered from debilitating depression in the 1990s, aims to challenge the illness in a show that promises to go "straight to the heart of darkness".

Using comedy and music, Wax and co-star folk jazz singer Judith Owen will share their insights into the world of depression, a condition which around one in five people in the UK will experience at least once in their lifetime.

Wax said: "This is a lifetime's work. And the idea of our show was not to be funny. But I think it's the funniest I've ever written."

Tickets are strictly limited and are priced at £25 per person. All profits will be donated to Comic Relief.

To book tickets, call 020 8462 7722 or email sarahthomason@priorygroup.com.

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