Adam Kay: This is Going to Hurt

This Is Going to Hurt

Award-winning comedian Adam Kay brings his hilarious sell-out show about his past career as a junior doctor back to the Garrick Theatre for a limited four performances due to high demand.
Adapted from the Sunday Times best-selling novel of the same name, This is Going to Hurt is an eye-opening stand-up show which offers a unique insight into the life of a junior doctor. Based upon the diaries Kay kept whilst working in a hospital, the show is a blend of gory hospital stories, funny songs, and first-hand observations which are guaranteed to make you laugh, squirm, and learn more about what working as part of the NHS is like.

The show is a triumph, having sold out at the Edinburgh Fringe for three years running, at the Soho Theatre in 2017, and a UK tour which featured performances at the Garrick Theatre in London’s West End. It returns to the Garrick Theatre in February 2019 for four performances only.

Cast & Creative

Adam Kay

Adam Kay is an award-winning comedian and writer who held a former career as a junior doctor. As a student, Kay began the musical parody band ‘Amateur Transplants’, who are most famous for their parody ‘London Underground’. Kay has since written for shows such as Mrs Brown’s Boys, Very British Problems and Mitchell and Webb. This is Going to Hurt is currently being adapted into an 8-part series for BBC Two.

Running Times

This is Going to Hurt returns to the Garrick Theatre  from February 18th – March 19th. The show starts at 8pm each night.
The performance is approximately an hour and ten minutes, with no interval.

Suitable for Children?

This is Going to Hurt is recommended for ages 12+.


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