About the show
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 forWith 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+