AFTER A complete sell-out first run in 2023, Ruby Wax's rawest, darkest, funniest, and most compelling stage show yet is coming to Basingstoke.

The comedian, best-selling author, actress and mental health campaigner will be at The Haymarket on Wednesday, May 1 with I'm Not as Well as I Thought I Was, her first show in four years.

Ruby said: “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.”

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The show follows 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 and tickets are priced at £29.

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

For more information contact the Anvil Arts box office on 01256 844244 or visit