Adam Kay - This Is Going To Hurt Tickets

Booking until 8 November
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About the show

Comedian Adam Kay delivers another dose of medical memoir and comedy when This Is Going To Hurt returns to the West End. The confessional show about life on the wards opens at the Apollo Theatre for a short, socially distanced season on 22 October.

Inspired by his best-selling book of the same name, This Is Going To Hurt is Adam Kay’s humorous salute to his years as a junior doctor. From the funny and bizarre to the outright heart wrenching, Kay draws on his own diary entries to regale audiences with true stories about doctors, nurses, patients and support staff.

Already a regular fixture at London theatres, This Is Going To Hurt at the Apollo Theatre is an extra-special occasion. With COVID-secure guidelines in place to ensure a safe night out, the show is one of the first to return to the West End since theatres closed in March.

If there’s ever a year to celebrate healthcare workers, it’s 2020. Catch This Is Going To Hurt in London from 22 October to 8 November.

Who Should See It?

This Is Going To Hurt tickets are perfect for fans of memoirs and medical dramas. Anyone who wants to understand the reality of healthcare workers’ jobs will also find the show fascinating.

Important information about your Adam Kay: This Is Going To Hurt booking

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 and you will have your temperature checked.

Please note that social distancing will be in place at this venue. In rare cases this may necessitate us contacting you 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.

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Playing at

Apollo Theatre
Shaftesbury Avenue
Seating Plan

Apollo Theatre seating plan

Booking period

22nd Oct 2020

25th Oct 2020

8th Nov 2020

Running time

1 hour 10 minutes (no interval)


Recommended 12+