Adam Kay announces Christmas tour

Monday 1st July 2019, 5:07pm

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Comedian Adam Kay has announced a new tour this December based on the second volume of his NHS diaries.

Having trained and initially worked as a doctor, Kay's best-selling This Is Going To Hurt: Secret Diaries Of A Junior Doctor has won numerous awards and a previous live show has toured to sell-out audiences and widespread acclaim.

A second festive-set volume, Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas, is due to be published on 17th October, and a new live tour based around the book has now been revealed, with an initial ten dates now on sale.

Promoters say: "Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat... but 1.4 million NHS staff are heading off to work. Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas is a love letter to all those who spend their festive season on the front line, removing babies and baubles from the various places they get stuck, at the most wonderful time of the year.

"This brand new live show mixes highlights from the book with Adam Kay's award winning stand-up comedy and exclusive new content. The ticket price includes a hardback copy of the book (RRP £9.99) and there will be the opportunity for Adam to sign copies after the show."

This Is Going To Hurt has sold over 1.5 million copies since publication in 2017 and has been a Sunday Times number one bestseller for a record-breaking nine months. It has won multiple awards including Book of the Year at the National Book Awards and has been translated into over 35 languages. Adam is currently adapting his diaries for a major BBC Two comedy drama.

Meanwhile, the This Is Going To Hurt tour continues until the middle of this month. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster

Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas dates

09 Dec - Watford Colosseum
11 Dec - Belfast Ulster Hall
14 Dec - Cambridge Corn Exchange
15 Dec - Liverpool Royal Court
16 Dec - Salford Lowry
17 Dec - Stoke Victoria Hall
18 Dec - G Live, Guildford
19 Dec - Hull City Hall
20 Dec - Buxton Opera House
22 Dec - Cheltenham Town Hall

Tickets for the Christmas shows can be booked through Kay's website.


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Adam Kay - Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas

Adam Kay - Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas

From the author of hit bestseller This Is Going To Hurt.

Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas is the hilarious, poignant and entertaining story of the life of a junior doctor at the most challenging time of the year, with 25 tales of intriguing, shocking and incredible Christmas incidents faced by NHS workers. It aims to help the British public finally appreciate the sacrifices made and the challenges faced by the thousands of NHS staff up and down the country.

Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas will be fully illustrated (as tastefully as possible).

First published: Thursday 17th October 2019

  • Publisher: Picador
  • Pages: 144
  • Catalogue: 9781529018585

Adam Kay - This Is Going To Hurt: Secret Diaries Of A Junior Doctor

Adam Kay - This Is Going To Hurt: Secret Diaries Of A Junior Doctor

Adam Kay was a junior doctor from 2004 until 2010, before a devastating experience on a ward caused him to reconsider his future. He kept a diary throughout his training, and This Is Going To Hurt intersperses tales from the front line of the NHS with reflections on the current crisis. The result is a first-hand account of life as a junior doctor in all its joy, pain, sacrifice and maddening bureaucracy, and a love letter to those who might at any moment be holding our lives in their hands.

First published: Thursday 7th September 2017

  • Publisher: Picador
  • Pages: 288
  • Catalogue: 9781509858613

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  • Released: Thursday 19th April 2018
  • Publisher: Picador
  • Pages: 256
  • Catalogue: 9781509858637

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