Ruby Wax - I'm Not As Well As I Thought I Was UK Tour

Ruby Wax - I'm Not As Well As I Thought I Was UK Tour


Posted 2023-03-03 by Tony Collinsfollow

Thu 14 Sep 2023 - Thu 16 Nov 2023

After a four-year absence from the stage, American comedienne Ruby Wax returns with her rawest, darkest, funniest and most compelling live show yet. Ruby is setting out on a UK tour this Autumn with a stage adaptation of her upcoming book, I’m Not As Well As I Thought I Was, which is due to be released in May. Ruby is renowned for both her comedy and her fearless approach to tackling mental well-being, possessing the ability to make audiences laugh and cry in equal measure. Tickets for her new live show, which includes a visit to the New Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham on Saturday 23 September, go on general sale on March 10 via .

Ruby, who previously enjoyed a sell-out tour with the critically acclaimed How To Be Human, said she embarked on a search to find meaning during 2022 by booking a series of potentially life-changing journeys. In the Dominican Republic, she went swimming with humpback whales; she joined a Christian monastery; she worked in a refugee camp in Greece; and in California, she did a silent 30-day mindfulness retreat. Ruby said: “The original idea behind this show was based on the extreme journeys that I wanted to take in order to find an antidote to living a frazzled life. Along the way, I wanted to find meaning, peace, happiness - the stuff we’re all chasing. However, after some transcendent experiences, I ended up in a mental institution. Obviously, I didn’t find what I was looking for.”

US comedian Ruby Wax has adapted her book for the stage

Directed by writer and Olivier Award-winning director Clare Lizzimore, I'm Not as Well as I Thought I Was, will see Ruby pushing boundaries, and making her mark as one of the most important voices in mental health today. Her life and career have seen her go from the Royal Shakespeare Company to primetime TV; from a master's degree in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy from Oxford University to a best-selling author; from interviewing the president who shall not be named to delivering a ground-breaking TED Talk. And from being a mental health campaigner to being awarded an OBE for services to mental health.

She also holds Honorary Doctorates from the School of Psychology at The University of East London University of Staffordshire and Bangor University. She has been awarded a City Lit Lifetime Fellowship and was recently appointed Chancellor of Southampton University.

Clare Lizzimore won 'Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre' at the Olivier A
wards in 2015. Her numerous other awards include the Channel 4 Theatre Directors Award 2005, while she has also enjoyed success as a playwright.

The New Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham hosts Ruby in September

Ruby Wax tour dates
Thu 14 September Brighton Theatre Royal Brighton
Fri 15 September Aylesbury Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
Sat 16 September Harpenden The Eric Morecambe Centre
Mon 18 September Norwich Norwich Playhouse
Tue 19 September Norwich Norwich Playhouse
Thu 21 September Bridport Electric Palace
Fri 22 September Hayes The Beck Theatre
Sat 23 September Birmingham New Alexandra Theatre
Thu 28 September York Grand Opera House
Sat 30 September Chesterfield The Winding Wheel Theatre

Thu 5 October Liverpool Crypt Concert Room
Fri 6 October Liverpool Crypt Concert Room
Sun 8 October Lancaster Lancaster Grand Theatre
Thu 12 October Carlisle Old Fire Station
Fri 13 October Crewe Lyceum Theatre
Fri 20 October Newcastle Tyne Theatre & Opera House
Sat 21 October Aldershot Aldershot Princes Hall
Thu 9 November Frome Cheese & Grain
Fri 10 November Swindon The Wyvern Theatre
Thu 16 November Guildford G Live

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