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Synopsis

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 in 2016, 2017, 2108 & 2019, Soho Theatre 2017, UK tours and multiple West End runs in 2018 and 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

Running Time

Approximately 1 hour 10 minutes, followed by a book signing.

Age Advice:

Recommended age 12+

Standard Pricing
Mon 7.30pm £27.50 to £32.50
Discounts

There are no discounts available for this show.

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