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

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1 hr 10 mins

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. Witness a comedy show with remarkable wordplay and astonishing tales that will make you chuckle in amusement and shriek in horror!

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. You are in for brilliant wordplay, and an hour of horror and comedy, as you listen to some of the stories from the NHS frontlines. You are promised a rare glimpse into the trials of an NHS doctor, and the difficulties of the medical profession. Kay has been widely praised for being able to spread awareness about the challenging lives of doctors in the UK, while still continuing to incorporate elements of humor. The underlying theme of the show is to highlight the mistreatment and neglect that doctors are forced to endure.

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.

The Show

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 life of the National Health Service doctors.

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Fans of Comedy | Lovers of Informative Comedy Shows

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Show Details

Show Timings

Mon & Tue

1 hour, 10 minutes including one intermission

Performed by
Adam Kay

Additional Information

Children under the age of 14 will not be admitted into the theatre.

Available Facilities
In-house lounge
Coat check
Wheelchair accessible

Garrick Theatre has a seating capacity of 732 across 3 levels. For tips on how to choose the best seats, you can refer to our Garrick Theatre Seating Chart Guide.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.

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 experience cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.

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Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road London, WC2H 0HH, London

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