Ruby Wax will be bringing her new show Sane New World to the Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre in the autumn.
The much-loved US-born comedian, actor and writer has been based in the UK since the seventies when she came to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama before going on to work at the Royal Shakespeare Company.
This show is based on her critically acclaimed book of the same name which aimed to helps us understand why we sabotage our sanity with our own thinking.
The book came about after Ruby, who has enjoyed a string of TV series across the channels, as well as script editing the entire box set of Jennifer Saunders’ comedy Absolutely Fabulous, added the string of mental health campaigner to her talent-filled bow, and gained a Masters degree in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy from Oxford University in the process.
Sane New World, the show, promises to prescribe methods by which we can ‘rewire our thinking to find calm in a frenetic world and how to become the master, not the slave, of our own minds’.
She says this show offers a passport to saner living... she might not be sane herself, but she does a pretty good imitation.
Tickets for the performance, which takes place on October 26, go on sale on Monday (June 16) 2014. Call 0844 493 9999 or visit www.millvolvotynetheatre.co.uk to book.
You may also want to make a note of those ticket details for another legend of female comedy, Dawn French, who has announced a second date at the venue in September.
Known for decades as one half of Britain’s most successful female comedy duo French and Saunders, the popular comedian and actress has recently embarked on her first solo tour, 30 Million Minutes, which is approximately how long she has been on the planet.
She had already booked a date with the Tyne Theatre on September 26, but yesterday added another the following night. Lucky us eh?