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

Adam Kay - This Is Going To Hurt tickets from £33.00

Tickets from £33.00

About the show

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.

Recommended for

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.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 12+

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Dates and times

Running time: 1 hour 10 minutes (without an interval)
Opened: 01 Jul 2019
Booking from: 14 Oct 2019
Booking until: 25 Nov 2019

Next available performances

Monday 21 Oct 2019--8:00pm
Monday 28 Oct 2019--8:00pm
Monday 25 Nov 2019--8:00pm

Location and map

Vaudeville Theatre
The Strand
London, WC2R 0NH

7 Reviews Add review

JC1988 6 foot, 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

nat2 5'3, 20 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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

leepeddie 176, 23 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Really good show.

teeb 1 review, 0 helpful votes

jagodas1 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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