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 tickets from £32.50

Tickets from £32.50


Comedian Adam Kay returns with his show This Is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor), which is at once uproarious and chucklesome, but confronting and important. Kay reads aloud the many entries of his journal which whilst working as a junior doctor. By adding music and stand-up, he brings the world of the NHS front line into vivid relief.

The show was a sell-out success at several Edinburgh Fringe Festivals (2016, 2017 and 2018) and the show continued on a UK tour which saw its popularity steadily soar. Now it is back at the West End's Garrick Theatre for a strictly limited season from 18 February 2019.

An award-winning comedian and writer, Kay is partially responsible for TV programmes like Mrs Brown's Boys, Blind Date, Mitchell & Webb and Bounty Hunters. On the reverse side of the camera, you might recognise him from appearances in 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Newsnight and more besides. He has also contributed columns to The Sunday Times, The Observer and other publications.

This Is Going to Hurt is complemented by a physical book of the same name: a Sunday Times bestseller penned by Kay himself. It has garnered several awards and is even being adapted into an eight-part series for the BBC. Audience members can purchase their own copies after the show.

Dubbed ‘hilarious and heartbreaking’ by Charlie Brooker, Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt is a unique peek into the unbelievable life of an NHS junior doctor. Enjoy its Spoof songs, skilful wordplay and first-hand observations when it runs at the Garrick from 18 February to 19 March 2019.

Recommended for

Fans of Adam Kay and those who have already read his bestselling book shouldn't waste any time in securing tickets to this important show. Anybody with an interest in the plight of the NHS and its workers will find lots to admire in This Is Going to Hurt.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 12+

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Dates and times

Running time: 1 hour 10 mins (no interval)
Opened: 18 Feb 2019
Booking from: 27 May 2019
Booking until: 28 May 2019

Next available performances


Location and map

Garrick Theatre
Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0HH

3 Reviews Add review

Adam Kay is a very funny and talented man. Would definitely recommend this show

jaynel3 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Funny and moving.

jamesm28 1 review, 0 helpful votes

lindseyd 1 review, 0 helpful votes