EVER wondered what it is that makes you, you?

The decisions, the thoughts and the processes we go through that ultimate shape the person we become is a train of thought that many people will have had.

Comedian and writer Ruby Wax wants to unravel this question and dive deep into what it is to be human.

After publishing her bestselling book, How to be Human: The Manual, Wax did not stop there and wanted to hit the road to find answers.

This new show based on the book will aim to answer every question you have ever had about evolution, thoughts, emotions, the body, addictions, relationships, sex, kids, the future and compassion.

But the American-born actress insists the show will be more than just a retelling of her book.

She told the Gazette: “Once it becomes a theatrical show, the material takes on a whole new meaning and it becomes something completely different.

“It isn’t a reading of the book as there are other things going on while we are on stage, and I think people would feel like they were being ripped off if I was just stood there reading.

“I like to think the show takes you on a rollercoaster ride as it is funny, but you also find out who we are and that was always the question that I had.”

Wax added: “Some of the show is told from a lectern, in some parts I use a funny PowerPoint presentation and I even do a bit of singing and dancing.”

In the second half of the show Wax will be joined on stage by monk Gelong Thubten, who explains how the mind works, and neuroscientist Ash Ranpura, who explains where everything that makes us ‘us’ can be found in the brain.

The pair are there to answer any bamboozling questions that the 65-year-old might have, but, having worked as a trio for three years, Wax said they have built up “a great understanding and rapport.”

Wax jokes: “One of them is really good looking so it is nice to have him along.

“But seriously they are really funny together and the audience absolutely loves them. I do have to step in sometimes to make sure they aren’t being too pretentious though.

“We have worked together for nearly two years now, so we have got to know each other and we work really well together.”

While a three-way encounter between a monk, a neuroscientist and Ruby Wax sounds like a perfect set up for a joke, the trio have been wowing audiences up and down the country and are set to come to Basingstoke on April 24.

For more information on the show at the Anvil or to purchase tickets, go to anvilarts.org.uk/whats-on.