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Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries Of A Junior Doctor)

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Discover the pitfalls of working in the National Health Services, from Adam Kay’s hilarious, albeit horrifying comedy show. Get exclusive insight into a doctor's diary entries that illustrate the tribulations of a junior doctor!

Why Watch Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries Of A Junior Doctor)

Based on the renowned book of Adam Kay by the same name, the comedic show explores the life of an NHS doctor. Adam Kay himself was a junior doctor during his time at the NHS, before becoming an author and comedian. Adam Kay’s transition into the entertainment industry began during his training as a doctor. He would perform medical school shows and also founded Amateur Transplants, a musical comedy group.

Following sell-out performances at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016, 2017 and 2018, the Soho Theatre in 2017 and the Duchess Theatre in 2018, This Is Going To Hurt makes its way to Garrick Theatre for a strictly limited run.

You will hear hilarious songs and horror stories that are guaranteed to make you squirm in your seats. You will hear about first-hand experiences of a junior doctor, and the audience will be able to understand the adversities and challenges of the medical profession. Get ready for an evening of unrelenting laughter, interspersed with horror and disgust as Adam Kay goes into the gritty details of the job. By the end of the show, you will have an inside scoop on the life of the National Health Service doctors.

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Fans of Comedy | Lovers of Informative Comedy Shows


Adam Kay brings his irresistible combination of gross-out hospital tales, humorous songs and passionate advocacy back to the West End” – Broadway World

Painfully funny tales of life on the ward” – Evening Standard

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Show Details

Opening: 17 May 2020

Show Timings

Sun 5:00 PM & 7:30 PM

1 hr 10 min without an interval

Children under the age of 12 will not be admitted into the theater

Performed by
Adam Kay

Additional Information

Available Facilities
Theater Bar

The Garrick Theatre has a seating capacity of 723. For tips on how to choose the best seats, you can refer to our Garrick Theatre Seating Chart Guide

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly

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Strict Cancellation Policy

This ticket cannot be canceled or refunded

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