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    Award-winning comedian Adam Kay brings his account of life at the NHS frontline back to the West End in This Is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor). A hilarious and heart-breaking account of Kay’s time as a junior doctor, catch the show for two weeks at the Vaudeville Theatre, opening on 1 July 2019.

    Award-winning comedian Adam Kay returns to the West End for two weeks this summer with his one-man show, This Is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor). After sharing his compelling, often silly, and sometimes heart-breaking reminiscences across the UK, the show plays at the Vaudeville Theatre from 1 July 2019.

    This Is Going to Hurt was a massive hit at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016, 2017 and 2018, and its popularity has only grown thanks to a UK tour and earlier West End performances at the Duchess Theatre in 2018 and Garrick Theatre in 2019. Using entries from his own diaries whilst training as a junior doctor, Kay’s irresistible combination of confessional writing, comedy and live music brings the trials and tribulations of NHS workers into sharp relief.

    Adam Kay is an award-winning writer, whose work has spanned Mrs. Brown’s Boys and Mitchell & Webb to columns for the Sunday Times. His book, This Is Going to Hurt has been a mainstay of book clubs and bestselling charts since its publication in 2017. It has been translated into 33 languages and is currently being adapted as a limited series for television.

    Featuring live music, humour and harrowing stories from the NHS frontline, This Is Going to Hurt is a unique insight into one of the UK’s best-known institutions, and a celebration of the people who make it work. Enjoy its compelling mix of spoof, wordplay and hard-hitting truths when it opens at the Vaudeville Theatre on 1 July 2019.

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    Performance dates:
    24 Oct 2019 - 24 Oct 2019
    Running time:
    1 hour and 10 minutes.
    Age recommendation:
    Recommended 12+
    Audience Notes:
    Fans of Adam Kay’s chart-topping book will find plenty to love with This Is Going to Hurt live on-stage. With a topic that has touched everyone in the country, Kay’s stories and keen insight into the NHS and its ongoing importance is worth the ticket price.

    Latest Audience Reviews

    Short but sweet. Entertaining and seemed to go down well with the NHS personnel in the audience.... More

    Really good show.

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