Much loved comedian, author and campaigner Ruby Wax comes to the Preston stage next week with her latest one-woman show ‘Frazzled.’
Billed as the show for the ‘four in four’ of us cracking from the pressure cooker of life, the conversational two-part show aims to equip audiences with tips for saner living.
Following on from the sell-out success of her last show ‘Sane New World,’ Ruby said: “I’ve been doing this for 10 years now but in the last show I talked about what was wrong and in this one it’s more about what to do about it.”
Ruby describes it as a tour of the mind – how to use it, not lose it.
She said: “Everybody has stress – it’s not about being stressed we need stress, it’s about the fact we’re stressed about stress, and thinking about stress on top of that, we never think we’re doing a good job, where you do handle all those things, you should give yourself a pat on the back for doing it.
“We’re constantly trying to catch up with it (life) – there is always something else.”
The tour comes after her number one best-seller ‘A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled’ and will be performed at Preston Charter Theatre on Monday March 6.
The show explores the subject of mindfulness through comedy and allows her to equip people with tools on how to manage pressures before we hit the ‘red mist.’
She added: “The problem is we’re all trying to be sane. I go off on the comedy, I don’t always talk about the same thing, for example bathroom grandeur, how you can tell a person’s personality by how they design the bathroom.
“So it is about comedy but I am presenting the human situation. And in this show I give you tools with how to deal with what I learned at Oxford but I’m doing it in a funny way
“I’m actually teaching people something while they’re watching comedy. That hasn’t been done before.
"It’s different for everyone.
“The point of it is you don’t need to go to a therapist – it’s sort of observing when you’re hitting that tipping point, when you should put something down.”
Ruby Wax, Frazzled
Preston Charter Theatre
Monday March 6, 7.30pm