Comedian and former junior doctor Adam Kay will return to the stage with his live show This Is Going To Hurt, opening the run with a free night for NHS staff.
Kay will perform socially distanced shows at London’s Apollo Theatre as it reopens following a six-month closure.
The comic’s West End season will run for three weeks, from October 22 to November 8.
Kay is opening the season with a gala night free for NHS staff to recognise their work throughout the pandemic.
Kay found fame following the release of his book This Is Going To Hurt: Secret Diaries Of A Junior Doctor, a non-fiction account of his years in medical training.
It sold more than 2.5 million copies and has been translated into 37 languages, according to his publisher.
Golden Globe-winning actor Ben Whishaw will star as a junior doctor in BBC Two’s adaptation of This Is Going To Hurt.
NHS staff can apply for free tickets via a lottery system at www.nimaxtheatres.com.
Tickets for the general public are on sale now.