Lakin McCarthy Entertainment presents
RUBY WAX: SANE NEW WORLD: THE TOUR
“I’m hilarious, trust me.”
In Autumn 2014, Ruby Wax – comedian, writer, mental health campaigner – will continue touring the UK with her one-woman show RUBY WAX: SANE NEW WORLD: THE TOUR. Ruby has based this new show on her No. 1 bestselling book Sane New World: Taming the Mind, which has enjoyed worldwide success since publication in 2013.
RUBY WAX: SANE NEW WORLD: THE TOUR will help us understand why we sabotage our own sanity and provides a manual on how to survive the 21st century, using Ruby’s knowledge from her recent Masters Degree in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy at Oxford University spiked with comedy.
Why we need a ‘manual’…
Ruby comments: “We are not equipped for this century, it’s too hard, too fast, and too full of fear; we just don’t have the bandwidth. Our brains can’t take so much information in a world where we’re bombarded by bad news and force-fed information. I can just about take in the weather then I’m exhausted. You open a newspaper, everyone’s dead. We’re only supposed to know what our neighbour is up to; if the woman next door to you is having sex with the man next door to her we need to know; but four doors down and it’s none of our business.”
Using her signature humour, Ruby gives a tour of the brain and how to tame it: “We know so much about how the world works – but so little about our how our own minds work. It’s like having a Ferrari on top of your head but no one gave you the keys.”
About Ruby Wax
Arriving in Britain from the United States in 1977, Ruby Wax began her acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company. She went on to write and perform in her own hugely popular television programmes for the BBC and Channel 4 and was Script Editor on all series’ of Absolutely Fabulous. Ruby has since obtained a Masters Degree in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University and has spoken at TEDGlobal. She has become a respected campaigner for mental illness in the UK.
RUBY WAX: SANE NEW WORLD-THE TOUR comes to The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil on Thursday 25 September at 7.30pm.
Footlights/Groups 10+: £15.50
To book contact the Box Office on 01935 422884, visit: http://www.octagon-theatre.co.uk or simply pop into the theatre.