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Why Watch Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt?

  • Adam Kay, acclaimed British comedy writer, actor and comedian is returning to London! His hilarious, blockbuster show, This is Going to Hurt returns following overwhelming demand at the Garrick Theatre
  • The brainchild of Adam Kay's hilarious yet horrifying mind, this comedy show sheds light on the many pitfalls of working in the National Health Services.
  • This is Going to Hurt is no ordinary West End production. The shoe is laced with intelligent wordplay that is guaranteed to make you shriek in horror and chuckle with laughter at the same time!
  • After a COVID induced break, This is Going to Hurt will reopen at the Palace Theatre with numerous safety measures.

About Show

Show Details

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A seemingly basic comedy show, Adam Kay’s This is Going to Hurt delves into the horror stories of doctors and hospitals. Featuring Kay's first-hand experiences as a junior doctor, the show highlights the challenges and adversities faced by medical professionals. An insightful deep-dive into the gritty details of the job, This is Going to Hurt will leave you both disgusted and gasping for breath with laughter.

The show is based on Adam Kay’s popular book of the same name and takes a look at the life of an NHS doctor in the UK. The show has won a lot of acclaim for showcasing the difficulties of life as a doctor in the UK, while still being accessible and humorous. Kay masterfully portrays the mistreatment and neglect that doctors have to endure and provides a never-seen-before glimpse into their challenging lives. This is Going to Hurt has had many successful runs since its 2016 debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2021, the production is set to return to West End at the Palace Theatre. Over 200,000 people have seen the show between 2017 and 2020.

The Story

This is Going to Hurt is based on Adam Kay's hilarious Sunday Times bestselling book of the same name. The show offers you an insider look at the ins and outs of working as a doctor in the UK through the eyes of an NHS junior doctor. Kay presents his many experiences, trials, and tribulations of working as a doctor during his time working at the NHS.

Show Timings

  • Mon - Fri: 8 PM
  • Sat: 5 PM & 8 PM

Cast & Crew

  • Leading Roles: Adam Kay

  • Children aged under 5 will not be admitted to this show. This show is recommended for ages 12 and above. Please note that children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years of age.
  • Please keep in mind that theatre does not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt Tickets are available now!

Book your online tickets for Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt play and secure your seats now! Get an insider look at the ins and outs of working as a doctor in the UK at the Palace Theatre.

Booking Period: From 21 June - 26 June 2021

Tickets Redemption

  • Contactless E-tickets will be provided for online check-in.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt voucher instantly. Please display the same on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. No need to take a printout.
  • Online Venue Check-In: Please note you will be contacted by the venue 48 hours before the performance with instructions on how to check-in and retrieve your e-ticket.

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended or rescheduled.

The Palace Theater

Built in 1891 for Richard D’Oyly Carte as The Royal English Opera House at the end of London's Shaftesbury Avenue, the Palace Theatre is a popular West End venue. The breathtaking building was designed by Richard D’Oyly Carte himself while G. H. Holloway provided the drawings. T. E Collcutt was the primary architect. The Palace Theatre opened on the 31st of January 1891 with a production of Arthur Sullivan's Opera 'Ivanhoe' which ran for 155 performances.

Seating Capacity: 1400

Palace Theatre Seating Plan will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

SEE IT SAFELY: The Palace Theatre operates strictly under the government COVID-19 guidelines.

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: 113 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 5AY, United Kingdom

Tube: The nearest tube station is Leicester Square station (Northern and Piccadilly lines).

Bus: Buses with Shaftesbury Avenue routes are 14, 19 and 38.Buses with Charing Cross Road routes are 24, 29 and 176.

Available Facilities: Wheelchair accessible, In-house bar, Coat check, Assistive Listening System, Guide dogs, Washrooms

Accessibility: Palace Theatre welcomes disabled guests and strives to make the show accessible for everyone

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Palace Theatre.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Outside food is strictly prohibited inside this venue.

FAQs | Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt

How can I buy tickets to the West End show Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt?

You can book online tickets to Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt from 21 June - 26 June 2021.

How much are the tickets for Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt?

The ticket price for Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt will vary with the seats you choose. However, tickets can be purchased at prices starting from £36.

What age is Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt appropriate for?

While Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt is recommended for ages 12 and above, children above the age of 5 can attend the show. Please note that children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years of age.

How long is Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt?

Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt runs for 1 hour and 10 minutes, without any interval in between.

When is the opening date of Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt Musical in London?

Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt will start playing in Palace Theatre from 21st June 2021.

Where is the West End show Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt playing in London?

You can watch the West End show Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt at Palace Theatre, London.

How can I buy discount tickets to the West End show Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt?

By booking your Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt tickets with us, you can avail of interstate discounts on your purchase.

Are there accessible tickets for Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt?

Yes. Since Palace Theatre welcomes disabled guests and strives to make the show accessible for everyone, viewers can purchase accessible tickets for Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt.

Do I need to purchase an Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt ticket for my child?

Yes. Children above the age of 5 can attend Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt with a separate ticket.

Are cheaper tickets available for Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt?

Yes. Depending on the seat of your choice, you can find cheaper tickets for Adam Kay: This Is Going to Hurt. Click here to view your various ticket options.

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