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Adam Kay - This is Going to Hurt: LIVE

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Adam Kay - This is Going to Hurt: LIVE

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.

‘Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable.' - Stephen Fry

Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know – and more than a few things you didn't – about life on and off the hospital ward.

'I’d prescribe this book to anyone and everyone. It's laugh-out-loud funny, heartbreakingly sad and gives you the lowdown on what it’s like to be holding it together while serving on the front line of our beloved but beleaguered NHS. It’s wonderful' - Jonathan Ross

'So clinically funny and politically important for supporters of the NHS that it should be given out on prescription' - The Guardian

Book of the Year at National Book Awards - Winner of a record four National Book Awards (Book of the Year Non-Fiction Book of the Year, New Writer of the Year, Zoe Ball Book Club Book of the Year) - Sunday Times number one bestseller for a record-breaking 54 weeks - Best-selling non-fiction title of 2018 - International number one bestseller - Now being adapted as a major comedy-drama for BBC Two - Sunday Times Humour Book of the Year - Winner of Books Are My Bag Reader's Choice award - Winner of Books Are My Bag Non-fiction prize - Winner of Blackwell's debut book of the year - Winner of iBooks book of the year - Esquire book of the year - Bestselling e-book of all time - Book of the Year selection in The Times, Guardian, Spectator, Daily Express, Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday

‘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 heartbreakingCharlie Brooker

Adam Kay - This is Going to Hurt: LIVE

See the show at:

21st October 2019 
Vaudeville Theatre, London, UK

28th October 2019 
Vaudeville Theatre, London, UK

25th November 2019 
Vaudeville Theatre, London, UK

6th January 2020 
Garrick Theatre, London, UK

7th January 2020 
Garrick Theatre, London, UK

8th January 2020 
Garrick Theatre, London, UK

9th January 2020 
Garrick Theatre, London, UK

10th January 2020 
Garrick Theatre, London, UK

11th January 2020 
Garrick Theatre, London, UK

25th January 2020 
Rose Theatre, Kingston, UK

26th January 2020 
Lyric Theatre, London, UK

2nd February 2020 
Lyric Theatre, London, UK

9th February 2020 
Lyric Theatre, London, UK

10th February 2020 
Lyric Theatre, London, UK

16th February 2020 
Kings Theatre, Glasgow, UK

17th February 2020 
The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, UK - On sale

18th February 2020 
The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, UK - On sale

19th February 2020 
St Albans Arena, UK - On sale

22nd February 2020 
Wolverhampton Grand, UK - On sale

9th March 2020 
Aylesbury Waterside, UK - On sale

12th March 2020 
Regent Theatre, Ipswich, UK - On sale

14th March 2020 
Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline, UK - On sale

15th March 2020 
St George's Hall, Bradford, UK - On sale

16th March 2020 
New Wimbledon Theatre, UK - On sale

18th March 2020 
The Palace Theatre, Manchester, UK - On sale

19th March 2020 
Donald Gordon Theatre, Cardiff, UK - On sale

22nd March 2020 
Wolverhampton Grand, UK - On sale

23rd March 2020 
New Victoria Theatre, Woking, UK - On sale

25th March 2020 
Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea UK - On sale

5th April 2020 
Princess Theatre, Torquay UK - On sale

6th April 2020 
The Lyric Theatre, London UK - On sale

8th April 2020 
City Hall, Newcastle UK - On sale

9th April 2020 
Opera House, Blackpool UK - On sale

15th April 2020 
Melbourne Arts Centre, Melbourne Comedy Festival, Australia - On sale

16th April 2020 
Melbourne Arts Centre, Melbourne Comedy Festival, Australia - On sale

17th April 2020 
Melbourne Arts Centre, Melbourne Comedy Festival, Australia - On sale

18th April 2020 
Melbourne Arts Centre, Melbourne Comedy Festival, Australia - On sale

19th April 2020 
Melbourne Arts Centre, Melbourne Comedy Festival, Australia - On sale

24th April 2020 
Enmore Theatre, Sydney Comedy Festival, Australia - On sale

28th April 2020 
Astor Theatre, Perth Comedy Festival, Australia - On sale

5th May 2020 
The Grand Theatre, Leeds, UK - On sale

8th May 2020 
Alexandra Palace, London, UK - On sale

9th May 2020 
The Hexagon, Reading, UK - On sale

10th May 2020 
Richmond Theatre, UK - On sale

11th May 2020 
Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham UK - On sale

12th May 2020 
Anvil Arts, Basingstoke, UK - On sale

17th May 2020 
Garrick Theatre, London, UK - On sale

18th May 2020 
The Swan, High Wycombe, UK - On sale

23rd May 2020 
Perth Concert Hall, Perth, Scotland - On sale

24th May 2020 
Liverpool Empire, UK - On sale

25th May 2020 
Milton Keynes Theatre UK - On sale

29th May 2020 
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin - On sale

4th June 2020 
The Palace Theatre, Manchester, UK - On sale

6th June 2020 
The New Theatre, Oxford, UK - On sale

17th June 2020 
Grand Opera House, York, UK - On sale

18th June 2020 
G Live, Guildford, UK - On sale

20th June 2020 
Theatre Royal, Brighton, UK - On sale

26th June 2020 
Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent, UK - On sale

28th June 2020 
Bristol Hippodrome Theatre, Bristol, UK - On sale

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