Ruby Wax announces new tour I’m Not As Well As I Thought I Was — pushing mental health boundaries

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3 Mar 2023, 13:23

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Iconic comedian Ruby Wax is making her way back to the stage and is set to tour the UK with her brand-new show I'm Not As Well As I Thought I Was later this year. Ruby will be 'pushing boundaries, and making her mark as one of the most important voices in mental health today'.

Her promoters teased: "After 4 years, Ruby Wax returns to stage, following her critically acclaimed, sell out tour, How To Be Human. A stage adaptation of her upcoming book, set for release 11th May 2023.

"Renowned for her comedy, her fearless approach to tackling mental well-being, and her ability to make audiences laugh and cry in equal measure. I'm Not As Well As I Thought I Was, is set to be Ruby's rawest, darkest, funniest and most compelling stage show yet.

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"In 2022, Ruby Wax went on a search to find meaning. She booked a series of potentially life-changing journeys. 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 search to find meaning was about to take her in a different direction, no longer journeying in the outside world but within her own mind, and this inner journey would turn out to be the most life-changing journey of all."

Ruby explained: "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."

The star wrote on social media: "I’m taking my new book, I’m Not As Well As I Thought I Was, on tour as a stage show later this year... I spent much of 2022 going on what I thought were life-changing trips. Experiences that would hopefully give me what I’m always searching for: meaning, a point to my life, peace, happiness. You know the lyrics."Some experiences changed my life for the better, and some helped me end up in a mental hospital, which was not expected. Imagine my surprise."My book, and the stage show, is a road trip ricocheting from the sublime into the insane, and I’m inviting you all along for the ride. Tickets go on sale Friday 10th March."

I’m Not As Well As I Thought I WasThu 14 September                             Brighton                              Theatre Royal BrightonFri 15 September                               Aylesbury                            Aylesbury Waterside TheatreSat 16 September                              Harpenden                          The Eric Morecambe CentreMon 18 September                           Norwich                               Norwich PlayhouseTue 19 September                             Norwich                               Norwich PlayhouseThu 21 September                             Bridport                               Electric PalaceFri 22 September                               Hayes                                   The Beck TheatreSat 23 September                              Birmingham                        New Alexandra TheatreThu 28 September                             York                                      Grand Opera HouseSat 30 September                              Chesterfield                         The Winding Wheel TheatreThu 5 October                                    Liverpool                             Crypt Concert RoomFri 6 October                                      Liverpool                             Crypt Concert RoomSun 8 October                                    Lancaster                             Lancaster Grand TheatreThu 12 October                                  Carlisle                                 Old Fire StationFri 13 October                                    Crewe                                  Lyceum TheatreFri 20 October                                    Newcastle                            Tyne Theatre & Opera HouseSat 21 October                                   Aldershot                            Aldershot Princes HallThu 9 November                               Frome                                  Cheese & GrainFri 10 November                               Swindon                              The Wyvern TheatreThu 16 November                             Guildford                             G Live

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