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Adam Kay – This is Going to Hurt… More

21 October 2022 @ 7.30pm

24-26 George Street
Oxford,OX1 2AG
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Adam Kay - This is Going to Hurt... More at New Theatre Oxford
Adam Kay – This is Going to Hurt… More at New Theatre Oxford

About Adam Kay – This is Going to Hurt… More

Adam Kay is an award-winning writer and comedian.

His debut book, “This is Going to Hurt”, is a literary sensation: a Sunday Times number one bestseller for over a year. It has sold over 2.5 million copies, making it the bestselling UK narrative non-fiction book of the 21st century. It is the bestselling non-fiction ebook of all time and has been translated into 37 languages (and counting).

“This is Going to Hurt” has won ten national awards, including a record-breaking four National Book Awards. His bestselling follow-up, “Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas”, was a number one bestseller and sold over 500,000 copies.

His anthology Dear NHS raised over £400,000 for charity and featured contributions from Emilia Clarke, Ed Sheeran, Emma Thompson, Emma Watson and Paul McCartney. His children’s books “Kay’s Anatomy” and “Kay’s Marvellous Medicine” have been translated into 26 language and sold over 350,000 copies.

His live tour of “This is Going to Hurt” was one of the most-attended UK shows of recent years, seen by over 250,000 people and described by The Guardian as “electrifying”. Adam has adapted “This is Going to Hurt” as a major comedy-drama series for the BBC and AMC.

Adam lives in Oxfordshire with his dog and husband.


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Adam Kay - This is Going to Hurt... More at New Theatre Oxford

About the book

Book: This is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of A Junior Doctor) by Adam Kay
Book: This is Going to Hurt (Secret Diaries of A Junior Doctor) by Adam Kay

Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you.

Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay’s This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line.

Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know – and more than a few things you didn’t – about life on and off the hospital ward.

Sunday Times Number One Bestseller for over eight months and winner of a record FOUR National Book Awards: Book of the Year, Non-Fiction Book of the Year, New Writer of the Year and Zoe Ball Book Club Book of the Year.

“Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable.” —Stephen Fry

About New Theatre Oxford

There has been a theatre on George Street for almost 170 years. The first theatre was built in 1836, and a second in 1886. In 1934, the third New Theatre opened.

The theatre has been owned by several different companies and undergone several name changes. It is now owned by the Ambassador Theatre Group and hosts everything from ballet and opera to musicals.

On performance days, the Box Office opens at noon and closes 15 minutes after the show starts. If there is a performance on a Sunday or Bank Holiday, Box Office will open 2 hours before the show begins and close 15 minutes after the show starts.

There is a large air-conditioned bar with seating located below the Stalls Foyer, two further bars in the Circle Foyer and an additional one at the back of the balcony. All stocked with an array of drinks and snacks.

There is a cloakroom located in the stalls bar. If this is closed, please speak to a member of staff. £1 per item. It is free to ATG Theatre Card members.

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