Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries Of A Junior Doctor) at the Garrick Theatre
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Garrick Theatre, London4.531 reviews
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

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Tickets to Adam Kay: This is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor) at the Garrick Theatre now on sale!

British comedy writer, actor and comedian Adam Kay returns to London yet again for a strictly limited run at the Garrick Theatre in London. His hilarious, best-selling show, This is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor) returns following sell-out shows at both the Garrick last autumn and the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

What to expect from Adam Kay: This is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor)?

The comedic show is based on Adam Kay's Sunday Times bestselling book of the same name. As an outsider looking in, you'll learn everything you need to know and more about the NHS junior doctor's many experiences, trials, and tribulations, all of which he recorded in his diary during his time at the NHS. Adam Kay: This is Going to Hurt is a highly entertaining hour of fun that features hilarious wordplay, funny songs, and squeamish hospital horror stories that will make you both squirm in your seat and laugh yourself silly. The show has received a fleet of five-star reviews from both critics and audiences alike and stands by the old saying that 'laughter is the best medicine.'

Who is Adam Kay?

Adam Kay is a former NHS junior doctor and an award-winning comedian and author. Having crossed over into the entertainment industry, he has worked on such TV series as Mitchell & Webb, Mrs. Brown's Boys, and Blind Date. The doctor has also made appearances on screen as a panellist for 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Newsnight and more. So far, Adam has enjoyed 6 years of sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with no signs of losing momentum any time soon. His accompanying book, which will likely be available for purchase and autograph after the performance, is being turned into an eight-part BBC comedy series.

Book Adam Kay GarrickTheatre tickets now and avoid disappointment!

Take a rare glimpse into the cases of a former junior doctor at the NHS with This is Going to Hurt!  Book your tickets early and secure the best seats and prices to Adam Kay live on stage at London's Garrick Theatre!


★★★★★ ‘Intersperses horror stories from the NHS frontline with a catalogue of sublimely silly spoof songs, and some blissfully brilliant wordplay’ (Mail on Sunday)


Additional Information

Age restriction

Suitable for ages 12+

Running time

1hr 10min (no interval)

Performance dates

6 January - 12 January 2020

Venue Information

Garrick TheatreCharing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH

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Customer Reviews

31 reviews4.5

Anne Marie Blaine14th February

Very funny guy. Lovely way to spend an evening

SusieM12th February

Very entertaining.

Jean England11th February

Laughed until I cried, highly recommended

Matthias Davies3rd February

A funny show but it relied heavily on the book (which I hear is excellent). Had I researched more into what the show entailed, I would have just bought the book.

Chris3rd February

Great show from Adam

ANDREA3rd February

I am not a healthcare professional, but I still really enjoyed this show. Adam is extremely funny and very engaging. I didn’t expect I’d be so moved at the end. I’d definitely recommend this to everyone!

Linda 27th January

Loved the book and thoroughly enjoyed his show. Adam Kay is a very entertaining and natural orator. A great way to spend a Sunday evening! Highly recommend. He is, I have no doubt, a huge loss to the National Health Service.

Julie27th January

Very funny and also touching. Highly recommended!

Elizabeth Lucas27th January

Entertaining for what it was. He admits that he reads from his book. But he throws in some fun songs and audience participation. All in all a fun evening.

Melisa Kakas27th January

Funny, touching, human, real. Time and money well spent!

April Heath13th January

Funny, clever and informative! All round a great show and, of course, book!

Chloe Chan13th January

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