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Adam Kay: This Is Going To Hurt

21 to 26 Jun 2021

Palace Theatre

Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this "electrifying" (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music.
Adam Kay - This Is Going To Hurt at the Apollo Theatre

Image courtesy Apollo Theatre

Show details


The show has been seen by over 200,000 people, including absolute sell-out Edinburgh Fringe runs from 2016 to 2019, plus UK tours and multiple West End runs between 2017 and 2020.

The accompanying book, 'This is Going to Hurt' is a Sunday Times bestseller, and is being turned into a major BBC series.

Signed copies will be available for purchase on the night.

Background, advisory warnings

Age suitability: 12+

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Postal address:
Shaftesbury Avenue
London W1D 5AY

Box office tel: 0844 482 9676

Box office email: -

Location map for Palace Theatre


Previews from:Monday 21 June 2021

Closes:Saturday 26 June 2021

Performance days & times


Monday 21 June, 8pm

Tuesday 22 June, 8pm

Wednesday 23 June, 8pm

Thursday 24 June, 8pm

Friday 25 June, 8pm

Saturday 26 June, 8pm

Saturday 26 June, 5pm

Running time: 1 hr 10 mins (no interval)


From £20

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