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Adam Kay: Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas

Adam Kay: Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat… but 1.4 million NHS staff are heading off to work. Following the million-selling success of This Is Going To Hurt, Adam Kay delves back into his diaries for a hilarious peek behind the blue curtain at Christmastime.

Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas is a love letter to all those who spend their festive season on the front line, removing babies and baubles from the various places they get stuck, at the most wonderful time of the year. This heart-warming and hilarious live show mixes highlights from the book with Kay’s award-winning stand-up comedy and exclusive new content.

The Palace Theatre operates strictly under the government COVID-19 guidelines. For further information check our COVID-19 secure information page. All bookings in a party must only be from the same household or the legally defined support bubble.

Monday 21 December – Sunday 3 January 2021

Tickets from

Show Times
See schedule below

Running Time
70mins no interval

Palace Theatre

Age Recommendation


Monday 21 December – Sunday 3 January 2021

Monday 21 December, 8pm
Tuesday 22 December, 8pm
Wednesday 23 December, 8pm
Thursday 24 December, 5pm
Saturday 26 December, 8pm
Sunday 27 December, 8pm
Monday 28 December, 8pm
Tuesday 29 December, 8pm
Wednesday 30 December, 8pm
Thursday 31 December, 5pm
Saturday 2 January 2021, 8pm
Sunday 3 January 2021, 8pm

Age Recommendation


Tickets from £20

All tickets include booking fee and a £1.25 Theatre Restoration Levy


The Palace Theatre opens 1 hour before the start of each performance.
The Palace Theatre Box Office is open Monday and Tuesday 10am-6pm, Wednesday to Saturday 10am-8pm and Sunday 10am-7pm.

The Palace Theatre is located on Shaftesbury Avenue, near to Leicester Square in London’s West End. Below you can find information on how to get to the theatre and a map showing the location of the venue.

If you’re driving into the West End to see a show, take advantage of Q-Park’s Theatreland Parking Scheme. Save 50% off parking with Q-Park (after 12pm and for up to 4 hours). To qualify, simply present your Q-Park car park ticket for validation at our box office and the car park machine will automatically charge you half price. For details of locations and prices please visit Q-Park’s website.

Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5AY

Q-Park – Chinatown or Soho

Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly lines)

Bus Routes
29, 24, 176