Perth Concert Hall - Horsecross Arts Ltd Perth
Welcome to 97-hour weeks. Welcome to life and death decisions. Welcome to a constant tsunami of bodily fluids. Welcome to earning less than the hospital parking meter. Wave goodbye to your friends and relationships . . . Welcome to the life of a junior doctor.
Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this ‘electrifying’ (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music.
Absolute sell-out Edinburgh Fringe in 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019, Soho Theatre 2017, UK tours and multiple West End runs in 2018 and 2019.
Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, comedian and former junior doctor 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 by turns, this is everything you wanted to know – and more than a few things you didn't – about life on and off the hospital ward. And yes, it may leave a scar.
Adam's accompanying book, 'This is Going to Hurt' is a Sunday Times bestseller and is being turned into a major BBC series. Copies will be available to purchase and for signature after the performance.
'Intersperses horror stories form the NHS frontline with a catalogue of sublimely silly spoof songs, and some blissfully brilliant wordplay' ★★★★★ Mail on Sunday
'Hilarious and heartbreaking' Charlie Brooker
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Friends Tickets for Adam Kay will go on sale on Thursday 13th February before the box office opens to the public on 20th February. This is a special arrangement for this show only. The rest of the Festival will go on sale to Friends on 16th March and to general public on 23rd March and will be available for purchase through the Perth Festival Website.
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Perth Festival of the Arts is an annual ten day May Festival, founded in 1972, and taking place in Perth and is one of the oldest continuously running arts Festivals in Scotland, Perth Festival of the Arts started as an opera and classical music festival in the early'70s and now covers all artforms.
With performances in Perth Theatre, Perth Concert Hall and other venues across the city, the annual Festival features the best in classical music, opera, theatre, rock, folk, jazz, comedy, dance and contemporary visual art.