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 adapted This is Going to Hurt as a major comedy-drama series for the BBC and AMC.
He lives in Oxfordshire with his dog and husband.
Adam Kay, due to take place on 15 September 2022, has been postponed. The new date for the show is Sunday 2 October 2022 and will take place in The Auditorium at M&S Bank Arena.
Please see the statements below:
Due unforeseen scheduling conflicts, selected dates on Adam Kay’s UK tour have had to be rescheduled. Despite best efforts some of the venues have had to change due to availability. All those who bought tickets for the rescheduled dates will be issued with new tickets for the new venues. Those unable to make the new dates can get a refund at point of purchase. Anyone who has purchased a book either as part of a bundle or on its own will have the book sent directly to their postal address in September.
Please note all tickets purchased will remain valid for the new date on Sunday 2 October.
Book and Ticket Bundle:
- Ticket for live show
- You’ll receive a signed copy of Adam Kay’s unreleased new book “Undoctored” before anyone else. To be collected on the night at the venue. (RRP £20)
THIS IS GOING TO HURT… MORE
Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this “electrifying” (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music. This extended and updated show will feature brand-new stories from his forthcoming book Undoctored: The Story of a Medic Who Ran Out of Patients.
The “blissfully brilliant” (Mail on Sunday) original show was one of the most-attended UK shows of recent years, seen by over 250,000 people across absolute sell-out UK tours. The book was a literary sensation: selling over 2.5 million copies. It is now a major BBC comedy-drama series starring Ben Whishaw.
Age Recommendation 12+
‘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
Most Liverpool city centre bound buses will call at either Queen Square bus station (a 15-minute walk) or Liverpool ONE Bus Station, which is only a five minute walk to M&S Bank Arena.
The CityLink Route C4 bus links Queen Square bus station, James Street rail station and Liverpool ONE Bus Station to the venue. CityLink Route C4 operates every 20 minutes on Mondays to Saturdays and every 30 minutes on Sundays, between 7am – 8pm, with a maximum fare of £1 per journey. Merseytravel prepaid tickets, National Concessionary bus passes and Arriva day tickets are all valid on this service.
For up-to-date information on all bus, train and ferry services, call Traveline Merseyside on 0871 200 22 33, open 8am – 8pm, 364 days a year or visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk
For all car journeys it's best to follow the white on brown tourist route signs for the Waterfront. These signs are visible on the major routes into the city. M&S Bank Arena is situated on the Kings Dock directly adjacent to the south side of the Albert Dock. Upon arrival, the Kings Dock entrance is clearly sign posted.
From the North...
Leave the M6 at junction 26 and follow signs for M58 Liverpool. Follow to end of M58 and then take signs for A59 Liverpool. Continue to follow Liverpool City Centre until picking up signs for the Waterfront.
From the South...
Leave the M6 at junction 21A and take the M62 to Liverpool. At the end of the M62 follow signs for Liverpool City Centre along Edge Lane, picking up and following signs for Waterfront.
From the south...
Virgin Trains operates hourly, direct services from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street (with a journey time of just over two hours). Other long-distance rail services also operate into Liverpool Lime Street station.
M&S Bank Arena is a 20-minute walk from Lime Street or a short taxi ride. You can also transfer at Lime Street onto the underground Wirral Line trains to James Street station (10 minute walk) or catch the CityLink Route C4 (7am – 8pm) directly to the venue. If travelling from outside Merseyside, you can catch an underground train to James Street station from Lime Street station, inclusive of the cost of your ticket.
Flying into Liverpool John Lennon Airport...
A taxi from the airport to the city centre will take approximately 20 minutes or the express bus service Route 500 will take approximately 25 minutes, dropping you off within a five minute walk of M&S Bank Arena, while Manchester’s international airport is just 45 minutes away by car.
This event is in The Auditorium Liverpool. This is a standard seating layout for The Auditorium Liverpool for guidance only, as each event layout is unique, so please refer to the individual plan provided when booking your tickets online as the actual layout may differ from this image. The entrance to the venue can be seen here.
- Merseytravel (rail, ferry and bus timetables)
- Liverpool John Lennon Airport
- Manchester Airport
- Visit Liverpool (Tourism website)
- Virgin Trains (mainline services from Liverpool Lime Street)
Frequently Asked Questions
Our new on-site temporary multi-deck car park is now open. There is plenty of parking nearby too, more information on driving to the venue and parking can be found here.
To book accessible tickets please call our box office on 0344 8000 400 on the day that the event goes on sale - this applies to both presale and general sale.
Our contact centre is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.