Adam Kay - This Is Going To Hurt at Garrick Theatre tickets
Adam Kay - This Is Going To Hurt at Garrick Theatre tickets

Adam Kay - This Is Going To Hurt

About the show

Join comedian and former doctor Adam Kay for an evening on the NHS frontline in This Is Going To Hurt, returning to the West End for a fifth limited run. Based on Kay’s diaries during his time as a junior doctor, the show mixes comedy and confessional stories to pay tribute to the NHS.

Where is it showing?

This is Going to Hurt is returning to the Garrick Theatre, where it last ran in January 2019.

When does it open?

The show opens on 6 January 2020.

What is it about?

Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, This is Going to Hurt is the acclaimed stand-up show from Adam Kay, a comedian who formerly trained as a junior doctor. With gallows humour aplenty and true stories ranging from the shocking to the heart-warming, the show is a potent reminder of the realities facing hospital staff every day.

The show was a huge success at Edinburgh Fringe Festival for three years and has enjoyed a UK tour and previous West End engagements at the Duchess, Garrick and Vaudeville theatres.

Who is Adam Kay?

Adam Kay is an award-winning writer and comedian. His first medical memoir, This is Going to Hurt, was published in 2017 and shot to the top of the best-seller charts, with its sequel, Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas, published in October 2019.

How long is it?

The show runs at 70 minutes without an interval.

Recommended for

With a winning mix of dark humour and compassion, This is Going to Hurt tickets are perfect for anyone looking for socially resonant night of entertainment.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 12+

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Dates and times

Running time: 1 hour 10 minutes (no interval)
Opened: 06 Jan 2020
Booking from: 01 May 2020
Booking until: 17 May 2020

Location and map

Garrick Theatre
Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0HH

16 Reviews Add review

An intelligent comedy show, but with a heavy dose of realism on the trials of NHS staff to boot.

pl6125 186cm, 28 reviews, 0 helpful votes

So funny and really educational. The audience participation bits are a fun addition. I’d read both of his books before going and was... More

Sophk22 5"2, 5 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Show was very good but recognised many anecdotes from the book. Additional music and audience participation was unexpected and fun.... More

theresajackson 5.5”, 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Very funny show! Even though I've read the book, it's still funny. He did songs and interacted with the audience too.

igetgreg 5"7, 21 reviews, 0 helpful votes

A funny and heartwarming insight into the life of a doctor.

stevesherwin 6”1, 82 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Enjoyed the show. However felt uncomfortable by Adam Kay’s verbal attack on a member of the audience for looking at their phone. Given... More

maryr10 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Fabulous show on book adaptation with music and audience participation!

deborahg14 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This is the second time I have seen his show and I have bought both his books. This time I brought my son who is a medical student... More

jonathanh13 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Great show

traceys11 1 review, 0 helpful votes