Ruby Wax brings Sane New World tour to Hertford Theatre

Ruby Wax will be appearing at Hertford Theatre [Picture: Steve Ullathorne]

Ruby Wax will be appearing at Hertford Theatre [Picture: Steve Ullathorne]

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Comedian, writer and mental health campaigner Ruby Wax is bringing her one-woman show to Hertford.

The American-born star’s Ruby Wax: Sane New World: The Tour comes to Hertford Theatre on Friday, September 19.

A spokeswoman for the venue in The Wash said: “We anticipate this show will sell out before that date. She’s a huge name to welcome to Hertford.”

Ruby has based the show on her number one bestselling book Sane New World: Taming the Mind, which has enjoyed worldwide success since its publication in 2013.

Providing a manual on surviving 21st century life, the show utilises Ruby’s knowledge from her recent Masters Degree in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy at Oxford University, spiking it with comedy.

But why do we need a ‘manual’ in 2014?

Ruby said: “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.”

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,” she said.

“It’s like having a Ferrari on top of your head but no one gave you the keys.”

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 for hit comedy 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.

The book Sane New World: Taming the Mind is published by Hodder & Stoughton, and is priced £8.99 paperback.

* Tickets for her appearance at Hertford Theatre cost £15 and £17.50. Visit www.hertfordtheatre.com to book tickets.

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