Comedian and mental health campaigner Ruby Wax is heading to York with her ‘rawest’ show yet
Actress, comedian and mental health campaigner Ruby Wax is returning to the stage after four years – in a brand new tour that is set to be her rawest, darkest, and funniest stage show yet.
I’m Not As Well As I Thought I Was is a stage adaptation of her upcoming book of the same name, and chronicles the various journeys Ruby has taken to try and find meaning.
Ruby Wax: I’m Not as Well as I Thought I Was is at the Grand Opera House York on Thursday 28 September 2023.
In 2022, Ruby booked a series of potentially life-changing journeys to try and find meaning. In the Dominican Republic, she went swimming with humpback whales; she joined a Christian monastery; in Greece, she worked in a refugee camp; in California, she did a silent 30-day mindfulness retreat.
“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,” said Ruby.
“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.”
The inner journey Ruby has taken would turn out to be the most life-changing journey of all.
Tickets go on sale on Friday 10 March at 10am. They start at £29.25 and will be available via the Grand Opera House website.