Ruby Wax Set To Embark On First Tour In Four Years Based On Her New Book

After 4 years, Ruby Wax returns to stage, following her critically acclaimed, sell out tour, How To Be Human.

The show is a stage adaptation of her upcoming book, I’m Not As Well As I Thought I Was, the book is published on 11th May 2023.

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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.

Tickets go on general sale Friday March 10 at 10am via

Ruby Wax 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.”

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.

Directed by writer and an 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.

I’m Not As Well As I Thought I Was
Thu 14 September – Theatre Royal Brighton, Brighton
Fri 15 September – Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury
Sat 16 September – The Eric Morecambe Centre, Harpenden
Mon 18 September – Norwich Playhouse, Norwich
Tue 19 September – Norwich Playhouse, Norwich
Thu 21 September – Electric Palace, Bridport
Fri 22 September – The Beck Theatre, Hayes
Sat 23 September – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
Thu 28 September – Grand Opera House, York
Sat 30 September – The Winding Wheel Theatre, Chesterfield
Thu 5 October – Crypt Concert Room, Liverpool
Fri 6 October – Crypt Concert Room, Liverpool
Sun 8 October – Lancaster Grand Theatre, Lancaster
Thu 12 October – Old Fire Station, Carlisle
Fri 13 October – Lyceum Theatre, Crewe
Fri 20 October – Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle
Sat 21 October – Aldershot Princes Hall, Aldershot
Thu 9 November – Cheese & Grain, Frome
Fri 10 November – The Wyvern Theatre, Swindon
Thu 16 November – G Live, Guildford