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    Adam Kay - This Is Going To Hurt Tickets

    Comedian and former doctor Adam Kay returns to the Garrick Theatre with his acclaimed show about life on the wards. Drawing on his best-selling book and real stories from his time as a junior doctor, Kay’s one-man show is a funny, shocking and heartfelt tribute to those who keep the NHS running.

    Stories from the NHS frontline

    Former doctor Adam Kay returns to the West End to share stories about life on the NHS frontline in This Is Going To Hurt. Inspired by Kay’s own diaries, the show will open at the Garrick Theatre.

    This Is Going To Hurt is an award-winning stand-up, music and confessional show from Kay, who previously trained as a junior doctor. Audiences can expect a night packed full of candid, forthright and funny anecdotes which are sometimes shocking but always full of warmth and admiration for healthcare workers.

    The show is based on Kay’s Sunday Times best-selling book of the same name, which is soon to be adapted for the BBC starring Ben Whishaw. Over 200, 000 people have seen the show across the UK on tour and in the West End.

    Featuring candid tales which will make you laugh and cry, This is Going to Hurt tickets offer audiences the chance to celebrate NHS workers and the invaluable service they provide. It opens for a strictly limited season at the Garrick Theatre from 12 August.

    Performance dates:
    16 Aug 2021 - 17 Aug 2021
    Running time:
    1 hour 10 minutes (no interval)
    Garrick Theatre (See map)
    Age recommendation:
    Best for age 12+

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    Latest Audience Reviews

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

    pl6125's avatar
    pl6125 27 Jan 2020

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

    theresajackson's avatar
    theresajackson 14 Jan 2020

    So funny and really educational. The audience participation bits are a fun addition. I’d read bot... More

    Sophk22's avatar
    Sophk22 03 Feb 2020

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

    igetgreg's avatar
    igetgreg 23 Jan 2020
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    summerm2 06 Apr 2023

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

    stevesherwin's avatar
    stevesherwin Top 200 reviewer 02 Feb 2020
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