Adam Kay – This Is Going To Hurt


Writer and comedian Adam Kay brings his hilarious and confronting show This Is Going To Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor) to London’s Garrick Theatre for a strictly limited number of performances. Adapted from his Sunday Times bestselling book of the same name, the show promises a unique glimpse into the trials of an NHS junior doctor.

Combining wordplay, funny songs and squeamish recounts of hospital horror stories, the show is guaranteed to make you laugh, squirm and open your eyes, as first-hand observations offer up the real tribulations of a junior doctor. Earning rave reviews from audiences and critics alike, This Is Going to Hurt proves that laughter really is the best medicine.

Playing a for a limited run at the West End’s Garrick Theatre, Adam Kay – This Is Going To Hurt is a vivid, visceral and hugely entertaining stand-up performance that brings to life the diaries Kay kept during his time in the NHS. Fresh from sold-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the show arrives in London in October 2018.

Cast and Creative

Adam Kay is an award-winning writer and comedian, who has worked on shows including Mrs Brown’s Boys, Mitchell & Webb and Blind Date. Appearing on screen as a panellist on Newsnight, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and more, This Is Going To Hurt is the best-selling book and show, written and performed by Kay himself.

Show Lengths and Times

Adam Kay – This Is Going To Hurt plays at the Garrick Theatre London on 2, 3, 5 and 6 October 2018. Shows are at 8pm every day, aside from Saturday where there is a matinee at 2pm.

Show running time is approximately 1 hour 10 minutes, without an interval.

Suitable for Children?

Adam Kay – This Is Going To Hurt is recommended for those aged 12 and up.


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