Adam Kay Prod Shot

Adam Kay - This is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of A Junior Doctor)

Live at

Edinburgh Playhouse


Sun 18 - Mon 19 Aug 2019

  Tickets available from £17.00
subject to a transaction fee of £3.65
1 hour 10 minutes
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Award winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this ‘electrifying’ (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music.

Production shot

Absolute sell-out Edinburgh Fringe 2016, 2017 & 2018, Soho Theatre 2017, UK tour and Duchess Theatre 2018.

The accompanying book, This is Going to Hurt, is a Sunday Times bestseller and is being turned into an 8-part BBC series. Copies will be available to purchase and for signature after the performance.

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What the critics say

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 heartbreaking
- Charlie Brooker

Edinburgh Playhouse

18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA, UK
Edinburgh Waverley Station
Monday to Saturday, 12:00 to 18:00 (20:00 on show nights)
Getting here
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There is no cloakroom available at this venue.

Edinburgh Playhouse started life as a large, single screen cinema in 1929. By 1973, profits were low and the building was sold and threatened with demolition. In 1980, the building was sold again and reopened as a fully functional theatre. Since then, the Playhouse has been host to some of the world's biggest musicals, including Les Misérables and Mamma Mia.

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Sun 18 - Mon 19 Aug 2019
18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA, UK
1 hour 10 minutes
Sun at 8.00pm
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