This is Going to Hurt Live

Adam Kay’s acclaimed live show, based on the best-selling book, enjoyed sell-out theatre dates and West End runs since its premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2016 until its final tour outing in 2022. Notably the show was the first to reopen in London’s West End following the lockdowns of 2020, making theatrical history with an NHS gala at the Apollo Theatre on 22 October 2020.

Based on the Sunday Times Bestseller

Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this “electrifying” (Guardian) hour of stand-up and music.

Absolute sell-out Edinburgh Fringe in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, plus Soho Theatre, UK tours and multiple West End runs in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021.

The accompanying book, ‘This is Going to Hurt’ is a Sunday Times bestseller, and is being turned into a major BBC series.

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Running time 70 minutes with no interval 

‘Intersperses horror stories from the NHS frontline with a catalogue of sublimely silly spoof songs, and some blissfully brilliant wordplay.’
★★★★★ Mail on Sunday

‘Hilarious and heartbreaking.’
Charlie Brooker