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

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Adam Kay offers a rare glimpse into a day in the life of an NHS junior doctor in his tell-all show This is Going to Hurt
Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this “electrifying” (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music. Absolute sell-out Edinburgh Fringe 2016, 2017 & 2018, Soho Theatre 2017, UK tour and West End 2018 & 2019. The accompanying book, ‘This is Going to Hurt’ is a Sunday Times bestseller, and is being turned into a major BBC series. Copies will be available to purchase and for signature after the performance. ‘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
  • local_play Tickets from only £36
  • date_range Oct 2, 2018 → May 17, 2020
  • assistant Garrick Theatre
    Charing Cross Road,London, WC2H 0HH
  • subway Charing Cross Underground Station/Leicester Square
  • access_time 1hr 10min (no interval)
  • supervised_user_circle Suitable for ages 12+
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 (31 Reviews)
  • Review Avatar Feb 19, 2019

    Hilarious, accurate, sad, honest

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  • Review Avatar Mar 12, 2019

    Fantastic show very comfortable seating

  • Review Avatar Mar 19, 2019

    Amusing , poignant , thought provoking and talented. Well doen Adam , you will have helped the NHS with your performances and makind in a different way. All strength to your raw honesty and acccessible performance .

  • Review Avatar Mar 20, 2019

    Absolutely brilliant, funny & real!!

  • Review Avatar Mar 26, 2019

    Very entertaining. Mr Kay a very talented and compassionate man and funny too!

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  • Review Avatar Mar 29, 2019

    Very funny and entertaining show.

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  • Review Avatar Apr 2, 2019

    The evening was most enjoyable. I had read his book and found it amusing to see him on stage.

  • Review Avatar Apr 16, 2019

    He was excellently

  • Review Avatar Apr 30, 2019

    Such an amazing insight to what goes on and how junior doctors are so over worked and very underpaid.

  • Review Avatar May 7, 2019

    Amazing. Funny. Relevant. Poignant

  • Review Avatar May 7, 2019

    I really, really wanted to rate this 5 starts but I just can’t justify it. Adam seems like a lovely, genuine and talented person and I loved his book however the show did nothing new for me. I felt as though he read some chapters of his book, sang a few songs and that was the end of it. The content is worthy however I don’t feel the show is required.

  • Review Avatar May 28, 2019

    Great show, loved the songs!

  • Review Avatar May 29, 2019

    Haven't enjoyed myself so much for years!

  • Review Avatar May 29, 2019

    Very good. Loved his little songs. Enjoyed the book. Waiting for second book in December.

  • Review Avatar Jan 10, 2020

    Very very funny show...didn’t really know what to expect when I saw that it had singing in as well but it was pure brilliant!

  • Review Avatar Jan 13, 2020

    Funny and well written. Shame it ends on a sad note.

  • Review Avatar Jan 13, 2020

    A bit overlap with the actual book, but generally quite entertaining and hilarious