• Adam Kay

    A BAFTA-winning, multi-million-bestselling author, TV writer and performer.

    Picture of Adam Kay wearing a white t-shirt and jeans, on a red background. Photograph by Charlie Clift.
  • 2024 live tour- Undoctored

    The best-selling show of Edinburgh Fringe 2023 is coming to a theatre somewhere near-ish you, following a sell-out West End season. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll wish he'd stop telling the degloving story.

    Swan Theatre

    24th January 2024

    Churchill Theatre

    26th January 2024

    Hall for Cornwall

    3rd February 2024

    Theatre Royal

    5th February 2024

    Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

    7th February 2024

    Ulster Hall

    8th February 2024

    Corn Exchange

    11th February 2024

    Theatre Royal

    13th February 2024

    Tyne Theatre & Opera House

    16th February 2024

    Theatre Royal

    18th February 2024

    New Theatre

    19th February 2024

    Rose Theatre

    24th February 2024

    St George's Hall

    1st March 2024

    New Theatre

    3rd March 2024

    G Live

    6th March 2024


    10th March 2024

    Town Hall

    14th March 2024

    Cliffs Pavilion

    18th March 2024


    22nd March 2024

    Grand Opera House

    23rd March 2024

    Alexandra Theatre

    25th March 2024

    Pavilion Theatre

    4th April 2024


    11th April 2024

  • Books

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    Cover of Amy Get Eaten

    Learn about everything ever invented from the daft to the disgusting to the downright dangerous.

    Cover of This is Going to Hurt

    Were three million book-buyers wrong? You decide.

    Cover of This is Going to Hurt - TV tie-in edition

    For people who only buy books with Ben Whishaw on the cover. Includes a brand new introduction.

    Cover of Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas

    The perfect surgical-stocking filler.

    Cover of Dear NHS

    100 famous names writing about the NHS. All profits to NHS Charities Together and The Lullaby Trust - £400k and counting.

    Cover of Undoctored

    Both the prequel and the sequel to This is Going to Hurt, about medical school and life after medicine.

    Cover of Kay's Anatomy

    Aged 7-12* and want to know how the human body works? You've come to the right place. (*Or a parent who never quite understood.)

    Cover of Kay's Marvellous Medicine

    Why did hairdressers cut off their customers' legs? Why did patients gargle with wee? This disgusting/informative book explains it all.

    Cover of Kay's Brilliant Brains

    For World Book Day 2023, learn about ten ingenious geniuses.

    Cover of Amy Get Eaten

    The first picture book from Adam Kay and Henry Paker. About a piece of sweetcorn going on a poo-normous adventure.

  • Biography

    Adam Kay is a BAFTA-winning author, TV writer, comedian and former junior doctor. His first book, This is Going to Hurt, spent over a year at number one in the Sunday Times bestseller list, was translated into 37 languages, won ten national awards, and sold over three million copies. His subsequent adult nonfiction books, Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas and Undoctored were also Sunday Times number one bestsellers. He edited Dear NHS: 100 Stories to Say Thank You, raising over £400,000 for charity. He is also one of the country's bestselling children's authors, with books including Kay's Anatomy (the fastest selling kids' non-fiction book of the decade), Kay's Marvellous Medicine, Kay's Brilliant Brains, Kay's Incredible Inventions and picture book Amy Gets Eaten. His books have sold over five million copies in total.


    As a live performer, Adam has sold-out numerous West End seasons and UK tours. His tour of This is Going to Hurt was attended by over 300,000 people and Undoctored was the bestselling show of the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe.


    Adam's awards for TV writing include BAFTA and Writers Guild awards for adapting This is Going to Hurt for the BBC and AMC. He is a columnist for the Sunday Times, and a proud patron of The Lullaby Trust, Doctors in Distress and The Laura Hyde Foundation.

  • Contact

    For TV appearances / live / corporate work

    Lee Martin



    For books / journalism

    Cath Summerhayes



    For TV / film writing

    Jess Cooper



    For press enquiries

    Dusty Miller


    07955 904 482