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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:

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - 31st May 2021 
Wycombe Swan, UK - On sale

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - 5th June 2021 
The Winter Gardens, Blackpool, UK*On sale

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - 16th June 2021 
Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline, UK*On sale

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - 17th June 2021 
Liverpool Empire, UK*On sale

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - 19th June 2021 
The Hexagon Theatre, Reading, UK*On sale

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - 21st to 26th June 2021 
Palace Theatre, London, UK*On sale

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - 27th June 2021 
New Wimbledon Theatre, London, UK*On sale

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - 30th June 2021 
The City Hall, Newcastle, UK*On sale

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - 1st July 2021 
Stockton Globe, UK*On sale

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - 6th July 2021 
Beck Theatre, Hayes, UK*On sale

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - 11th July 2021 
The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, UK*On sale

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - 13th July 2021 
The Princess Theatre, Torquay, UK*On sale

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - 15th July 2021 
Anvil Arts, Basingstoke, UK*On sale

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - 17th July 2021 
Leeds Grand Theatre, Leeds, UK*On sale

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - 18th July 2021 
New Victoria Theatre, Woking, UK*On sale

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - 19th July 2021 
New Victoria Theatre, Woking, UK*On sale

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - 21st July 2021 
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, UK*On sale

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - 23rd July 2021 
Malvern Theatre, UK*On sale

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - 25th July 2021 
The Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, UK*On sale

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - 27th July 2021 
St Georges Hall, Bradford UK*On sale

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - 31st July 2021 
Theatre Royal, Brighton, UK*On sale

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - 13th August 2021 
Edinburgh Playhouse, UK*On sale

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - 14th August 2021 
Edinburgh Playhouse, UK*On sale

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - 17th August 2021 
Aberdeen Performing Arts, UK*On sale

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - 25th August 2021 
Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, UK*On sale

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - 7th September 2021 
Milton Keynes Thaetre, UK*On sale

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - 12th September 2021 
Regent Theatre, Stoke on Trent, UK*On sale

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - 13th September 2021 
Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, UK*On sale

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - 20th September 2021 
Crewe Lyceum, UK*On sale

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - 22nd September 2021 
New Theatre, Oxford, UK*On sale

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - 24th September 2021 
Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, UK*On sale

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - 25th September 2021 
Alexandra Palace, London, UK*On sale

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - 29th September 2021 
Richmond Theatre, UK*On sale

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - 1st October 2021 
Theatre Royal, Glasgow, UK*On sale

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - 14th October 2021 
Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, UK*On sale

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - 15th October 2021 
Regent Theatre, Ipswich, UK*On sale

THIS IS GOING TO HURT - 17th October 2021 
Grand Opera House, York, UK*On sale

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