After a complete sell-out in 2023, Ruby Wax's rawest, darkest, funniest and most compelling stage show yet, I'm Not as Well as I Thought I Was, comes to The Haymarket in Basingstoke on May 1 at 7.30pm.

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.”

Not your usual stand-up show, I'm Not as Well as I Thought I Was is Ruby's first tour in four years following 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.

There will be a question and answer session with Ruby.

This show is for those aged 14 and above. Younger children will not be admitted, even if accompanied by an adult.

For tickets, priced £29, call 01256 844244 or visit