Ruby Wax

Ruby Wax

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 on all series of Absolutely Fabulous. She has also worked as a stand-up comedian.

She has a Masters degree in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy from the University of Oxford and spoke at TEDGlobal. Ruby has become the poster girl for mental illness in the UK.

Ruby has been a prolific and prominent television personality, presenting BBC’s Ruby (1997-2002). The Ruby Wax Show (2002) and Ruby Wax’s Mad Confessions from Channel 4 in 2012.

Ruby regularly speaks of her keenness to normalize mental health by talking openly about it. She describes her experience of trying to keep anxieties under control, but finding out she simply couldn’t cope after becoming famous. Her show Sane New World revolves around the fact that one in four people suffer a mental health problem at some time in their lives.

Sane New World: Taming The Mind, Ruby’s non-fiction work on mental health and mindfulness, was published by Hodder on June 6th 2013 and is a Sunday Times No. 1 Bestseller. The paperback was published in 2014. A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled was published 7th January 2016 by Penguin Life.

In 2017 Ruby appeared on BBC One’s Who Do You Think You Are?

“Ruby Wax was the latest celebrity to rummage around in her ancestry… what unfolded was a gut-punching story of Jewish persecution and mental illness.” – Michael Hogan for The Telegraph.

Ruby Wax @Rubywax

ON SALE: @Rubywax has added an additional show to her I'm Not as Well as I Thought I Was tour, with a night at @RichmondTheatre on October 7th 🎉

Snap up tickets 👉

Into the final hour or so of @Rubywax book - she is describing #Mindfulness practices for children. I'm finding so much relevance + challenge for me as much as for my 5yo! Looking forward to chatting about this book with colleagues @BangorUni staff bookclub on Wednesday

ON SALE: Following her critically acclaimed, sell out tour 'How To Be Human', @rubywax is making her return to the stage this autumn with her rawest, darkest and funniest stage show yet 🎉

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Tickets are on sale now! 🎟️

Our founder @Rubywax goes on tour with her funny and raw one woman show 'I'm Not As Well As I Thought I Was' from this September - tickets go on sale today at 10am, so follow the link below to secure yours!

My new one woman show 'I'm Not As Well As I Thought I Was' begins touring in September and tickets go on sale today at 10am!

Grab yours on the link below - look forward to seeing you all!

Here are #LIFI23's first announced speakers: @rubywax, @stevenbartlett, and @biminibabes!

Hear all about Ruby's take on mental wellness, Steven's entrepreneurship expertise, and Bimini's insights on representation and inclusivity in media.

I’m taking my new book, I’m Not As Well As I Thought I Was, on tour as a stage show later this year.

Tickets go on sale on Friday 10th March, so set your reminders, add the date to your calendars, set an alarm…

Dates and venues here:

I’ve just been introduced to the most wonderful concept by the amazing @Rubywax it’s called @FrazzledCafe! And I’ve just discovered and expression from Ruby that I’m sorry (not sorry), I will adopt “explain what the weather conditions are like in your head”. That’s made me smile!

Get ready for the premier event in our calendar!

Our Annual Dinner 2023 in partnership with @DanskeBank_UK & @MCSGroupBelfast featuring a very special guest, @Rubywax, will take place at @TitanicBelfast on Thursday 30 March. Open for booking now at

🎉 Last night we raised over £33k for @apavementaway, @FrazzledCafe and @bloodygood__.

Thank you Greg, Alex and Rachel for your fantastic pitches and to everyone that joined us!

Missed the event? Don't worry - you can watch the pitches and donate here:

📅 It's today!

@FrazzledCafe, @apavementaway and @bloodygood__ are pitching for £10k with the support of their celebrity ambassadors - @Rubywax, @tomaikens and @JenBrister.

Join us to support these 3 fantastic charities! Donations start from £10.


TONIGHT #FrazzledCafe are pitching for £10K at @FundingNetwork's Celebrity Connector! ☺️

Help us reach our target and join the fun at 6pm, with @Rubywax, @tomaikens & @JenBrister. 💚

TOMORROW night is a big one for us here at @FrazzledCafe! Help us reach our target at @FundingNetwork's Celebrity Connector! 👇👇👇

Our wonderful founder, @Rubywax has a new book out on 11th May. ‘I’m Not As Well As I Thought I Was’ is her latest fascinating and personal exploration on the topic of mental health.

Pre-order now!

.@FrazzledCafe are one of 3 charities pitching for £10,000 at the @FundingNetwork Celebrity Connector!

Join us on Weds 8th Feb and help us reach our target. All are welcome and donations range from £10 to £10,000.

Register here:

During February of 1998, on the eve of their first European Spiceworld show, the @spicegirls were interviewed by @Rubywax as part of her “Ruby Wax Meets” series.

Watch out there’s a new gal in town…

“A lot of Humpety hump, just sing it. Not Motown…hump” 😂

Join us this Wednesday to support @apavementaway, @FrazzledCafe and @bloodygood__ as they pitch for £10k!

You'll also get to hear from their celebrity ambassadors - @tomaikens, @Rubywax and @JenBrister.

Register here:

An exciting opportunity to hear from amazing charities and their celebrity patrons, including our very own @Rubywax whilst making a difference! 👇👇👇

1 week to go!

Have you signed up to @FundingNetwork online celebrity connector event yet?

We'll be there pitching with our ambassador @tomaikens alongside comedian's @Rubywax and @JenBrister for @bloodygood__ and @FrazzledCafe

Sign up here
8th Feb 6pm