Adam Kay: Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas

Adam Kay Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas at the Palace Theatre, London

Doctor-turned-comedian Adam Kay takes us on another hilarious and heart-warming journey onto the NHS wards in Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas, giving audiences a peek behind the blue curtain during the festive season at the Palace Theatre.

Following on from the massive success of This is Going to Hurt, based on the book of the same name, former junior doctor Adam Kay delves deeper into life on the wards during Christmas. What for most of us is a time for family, feasting and presents brings all kinds of new challenges for the hard-working staff of the NHS as new Christmas miracles are born and foolish people partake in a few too many Christmas spirits and end up in all kinds of trouble.

With the warm storytelling and comic music he has become known for, Adam Kay presents a show that will bring plenty of festive cheer to the Palace Theatre, while reminding us all of the incredible debt we owe to the heroes of the NHS.

Important Information

The audience capacity of the Palace Theatre has been reduced to comply with COVID-19 Secure guidelines for social distancing, along with robust risk mitigation. Hand sanitation, face coverings and track and trace will be in place, as well as contactless tickets, temperature testing and regular deep cleaning of the theatre. E-Tickets will be provided with bookings to reduce contact.

Please note you will be contacted by the venue 48 hours before the performance with instructions on how to check-in and retrieve your e-ticket.

Also note that while London remains under Covid High-Level restrictions, by continuing with your booking you agree that the seats you are purchasing will enable only members of your household or support bubble to sit together.

Cast & Creative

Adam Kay wearing Christmas Lights and Santa Hat in Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas

Adam Kay is an award-winning comedian and writer who held a former career as a junior doctor. His book This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor became a bestseller and his show based on the book has toured the UK and West End to great acclaim. While studying, Kay founded the musical parody band ‘Amateur Transplants’, who became known for ‘London Underground’, a parody of ‘Going Underground’ by The Jam. Kay has written for television shows including Mrs Brown’s BoysVery British Problems and Mitchell and Webb.

Running Times

Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas plays from 21st December 2020 until 3rd January 2021.

The running time for Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas is 70 minutes with no interval.

Suitable for Children?

Age recommendation is 12+