American born, naturalised British comedian Ruby Wax recently graduated from Oxford University with a Master’s Degree in Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy. In 2013, her book Sane New World became a number one best seller which she has now turned into a stage show.
On her website, Ruby says she had a gift for canoeing, but was forced to drop it because there was no future in it, so she classically trained at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1978 followed by 25 years on BBC and Channel Four. Ruby was nominated for a BAFTA Award in 1996 for her interview with Sarah Duchess of York, and interview that attracted over 14 million viewers.
Sane New World helps us understand why we sabotage our own sanity and provides a manual on how to survive the 21st Century.
It has just completed a sold out run at the St James Theatre in London where she signed my sketch, before taking the show down under during April and returning to the UK for a national tour.