Adam Kay - This Is Going To Hurt

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Booking from 22 October 2020 until 8 November 2020
Running Time: 70 minutes
Acclaimed junior doctor-turned-comedian Adam Kay brings his one-man show This is Going to Hurt, based on the best-selling book, back to the West End for a run of socially-distanced performances.

Offering first-hand insight into the lives of junior doctors, This is Going to Hurt is based on the secret diaries Kay kept whilst working 97-hour weeks in hospitals. A striking blend of gory stories, heart-warming tales and comedy songs, Kay’s one-man show is as funny as it is sad, as entertaining as it is educational.

Former junior doctor Adam Kay is now an award-winning comedian and writer who, as well as his chart-topping memoir, has since written for a string of hit comedy shows such as Mrs Brown’s Boys, Very British Problems and Mitchell and Webb.

Kay is also adapting his Sunday Times best-selling book for television. The series, which will air in 2021 on BBC Two, will be led by stage favourite Ben Whishaw

Don’t miss the return of this smash hit show – This is Going to Hurt will play 11 performances at the Apollo Theatre from 23rd October 2020.

Important information


If you have booked for This Is Going To Hurt at the Apollo Theatre, please note that 48 hours before the performance you will receive a pre-visit email from the venue including a link to check-in. You will be required to confirm that no members or your party have COVID-19 symptoms. After check-in your eticket will be sent to you by the venue within 24 hours.

Once in the venue you will be required to wear a face covering. Hand sanitation, temperature testing and track and trace will be in place and staff will be conducting regular deep-cleans of the theatre.

Please note that social distancing will be in place at this venue. In rare cases this may necessitate you being contacted in order to amend your seat details in line with social distancing requirements.

Tier 2 Restrictions: London is currently under Tier 2 - High Level COVID restrictions. By continuing with your booking you agree that the seats you are purchasing will enable only members of your household or support bubble to sit together.

Child Friendly?

This is Going to Hurt is recommended for ages 12+.

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