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Ruby Wax on stage at Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre next month

BASED on the bestselling book by the same name, comedian and metal health advocate Ruby Wax will be at Bournemouth Pavilion theatre with her show ‘I’m Not As Well As I Thought I Was’.

Hailed as her most raw and dark show yet, it sees Ruby reflects on a series of life-changing journeys she undertook in search of meaning, from swimming with humpback whales to embarking on a 30-day silent retreat in California, and even joining a Christian monastery.

The result took her life in a very different direction when after 10 years, Ruby’s depression resurfaced, and at the start of 2022 she was admitted to a mental health clinic.

Ruby Wax
Ruby Wax

“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 show is directed by Alison Summers, and is framed in a bid to change stereotypes and misconceptions surrounding mental health and happiness, in what is described as her most honest and compelling show.

A successful comedian, writer and performer for over 25 years, Ruby holds a masters degree in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy from Oxford University and was given an OBE in for her services to mental health in 2015.

Ruby is the author of Sane New World and A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled, and has sold over one million books worldwide as well as topping the Sunday Times bestsellers list.

To book tickets visit https://www.bournemouthpavilion.co.uk

‘I’m Not As Well As I Thought I Was’ will be at Bournemouth Pavilion theatre on Wednesday 5th June. Tickets are from £28.75 but we’ve teamed up with the Pavilion theatre to give one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets by answering the question in this week’s leisure competition – grab your A&T, out this Friday.

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