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Palace Theatre, London4.08 reviews
Adam Kay returns to the West End with This is Going to Hurt
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Adam Kay: This is Going to Hurt at the Palace Theatre for a limited socially distanced run!

British comedy writer, actor and comedian Adam Kay returns to London yet again! His hilarious, best-selling show, This is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor) returns following overwhelming ticket demand at the Garrick Theatre and sell-out shows at both the Garrick and 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This limited run from 21 to 26 June will sell fast so be sure to book your Adam Kay tickets ASAP! 

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.'

Is This is Going to Hurt at the Palace COVID secure?

Yes, This is Going to Hurt will reopen at the Palace Theatre with numerous safety measures. The Palace Theatre, like all NIMAX Theatres, is a COVID secure venue. The theatre operates strictly under the government COVID-19 guidelines. To minimise contact all ticketing will be contactless (e-tickets or print at home), traffic patterns will be regulated and audience members are encouraged to pre-order their interval drinks and snacks. 

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: This is Going to Hurt tickets in London now and avoid disappointment!

Take a rare glimpse into the cases of a former junior doctor at the NHS with tickets for 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 Palace Theatre.

Please note: E-Tickets will be given. Online Venue Check-In: You will be contacted by the venue 48 hours before the performance with instructions on how to check-in and retrieve your e-ticket.
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Additional Information

Age restriction

Children under 12 will not be admitted.

Running time

1hr 10min (no interval)

Performance dates

21 - 26 June 2021

Special notes

PLEASE NOTE: This venue is COVID SECURE and these performances are socially distanced. Contactless ticketing only. Venues will be cleaned and disinfected regularly. There will be one-way traffic. All staff and audience members must wear masks and observe social distancing at all times. Please note: E-Tickets will be given. Online Venue Check-In: You will be contacted by the venue 48 hours before the performance with instructions on how to check-in and retrieve your e-ticket.

Venue Information

Palace TheatreShaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 5AY

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Customer Reviews

8 reviews4.0

Marmite428 11th February

The show started a little late, a lot of latecomers were allowed to walk in during the show.. I find this unacceptable to disturb people so many times. Also due to an incident in the audience the show was terminated early, this was unfortunate and clearly not a foreseeable event.. however, is it now possible to have either that date replaced with tickets for another date and or venue ? What we did see was funny and on point. He is a born entertainer.. I would have thought working with him would have been a very enjoyable experience..

Natashia Nauckhoff11th February

Adam Kay is amazing in this show!

Ivor B Rushton11th February

He was most entertaining .The extract from his diary , mixed with his ‘songs’ .

Tricia Harding10th July

Adams book is very funny but on stage he does not have a “comedian” presence and his musical and singing sessions were not funny - maybe it should be for doctors only as it seems others thought it hilarious and others had no idea of he joke - very disappointing and worst theatre experience I and my partner have had ever!

Anita Feculak6th July

Excellent show, just very short for the cost of the tickets! Only 70 minutes long.

Jane Walshr5th July

Witty and a true reflection of working in the NHS.

Alexander Fry4th July

I thought that it was very clever and put together well. However, I thought that £40 was a lot for an hours show with a lot of material being read out while he sat down.

Dr Mary E Crofton3rd July

Excellent show - added value even though I had read the book

Performance Times

Upcoming Performance Times

Monday21 June 2021
Tuesday22 June 2021
Wednesday23 June 2021
Thursday24 June 2021
Friday25 June 2021
Saturday26 June 2021
Saturday26 June 2021

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