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Ruby Wax - I'm not as well as I thought I was

Ruby Wax

The Haymarket
Wednesday 1 May 2024 
                                                                                                                                  .                        After a complete sell-out first run in 2023, Ruby Wax's rawest, darkest, funniest, and most compelling stage show yet comes to The Haymarket.

Ruby explains: “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.”

Not your usual stand-up show, I'm Not as Well as I Thought I Was is Ruby's first tour in four years following her renowned, sell-out run of How To Be Human. This show dazzles in theatricality and is closer to a one-woman play filled with funny and heart-warming anecdotes.

The evening will include a Q&A with Ruby.

Contact the Anvil Arts box office on 01256 844244 or visit

The show is suitable for strictly 14 and over. Children younger than this will not be admitted, even if accompanied by an adult.