This is going to hurt … in the flesh

I love Adam Kay’s book. I’m not going to lie, it scared me to hell when I read it but nothing will ever put me off medicine. Last night I got to see him in the flesh! I booked these tickets back in January so when my friend told me that we were going this week I was surprised that the time had gone so quickly !!

Off to Southport we went and we were front row! Adam’s stage was pretty much basic and he had a piano and a music stand. However, there was a bit of a twist with the piano stand being a metal medical trolley,  the props included sick bowls, urine sample bottles and rubber gloves. Very on topic.

Adam came out and gave us a mix of the book and his music. If you haven’t heard it I suggest you Spotify “Amature Transplants”. My favourite ones are “medical school finance” and “the anaesthetist’s hymn”. You may have heard of the song “London Underground” that came out a while back, it went viral but it’s probably something you wouldn’t play in front of granny.

It was a night of giggles and I have to say I enjoyed every second. However, Adam ended the evening with the final story in his book. I won’t spoil it because it chokes me up every time I read it but you could hear a pin drop in the audience.

The legend that he is, he spent the time to sign everyone’s books. I got two of mine signed ( mine and one I bought for mum) and I found out mine is a first edition !!!! ( bookworm dies inside). I even got a selfie!


If you can go and see him, go and see him! He really was a lovely human and gave me the golden advice of that I can’t fail med school. Only time will tell if I am an exception to that rule …..




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