Ruby Wax is known as the brash and outspoken queen of American comedy. But behind her public persona, Ruby has fought a personal battle against depression.
The result was her book ‘Sane New World’ which has now been turned into a stage show.
Ruby will bring her show to the Grand Theatre in Lancaster next year, when she will explore why we sabotage our sanity, how our brains work and how we can rewire our thinking to find calm in a frenetic world.
The comedian, writer and mental health campaigner will show just how our minds can send us mad as our internal critics play on a permanent loop tape.
Diagnosed with bipolar disorder in the 1990s, Wax has written and spoken openly about how she deals with ever-swinging moods .
She now has a Masters from Oxford in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy to draw from.
Brought up in Illinois, Wax came to the UK to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
Her role in 1985 sitcom Girls On Top and 1987 comedy chat show Don’t Miss Wax, as well as her loud and in-your-face TV interviewers of celebrities and politicians, cemented her as a household name. Other TV c redits include The Ruby Wax Show, Ruby’s American Pie and The Full Wax. A longtime friend of Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, Wax also guest starred in Absolutely Fabulous and hosted Sky One’s Cirque de Celebrite.
Her show is on Friday, March 21 2014 at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £17.50, £15 concessions.