The Doctor is finally making it to the West End.
After two years of delays, the play will open at the Duke of York’s Theatre on 29 September 2022, and run until 11 December 2022.
Juliet Stevenson will once again take the lead role, with further casting to be announced.
Adapted and directed by Robert Icke, this acclaimed production based on Arthur Schnitzler’s play originally ran at the Almeida Theatre in 2019.
Prior to the West End, the play will also visit Brighton from 5 to 10 September, Bath from 13 to 17 September and Richmond from 19 to 24 September.
The play scooped five stars from many of the critics when it premiered at the Almeida, including The Guardian, The Telegraph, Financial Times, and The Sunday Times.
In addition to Robert Icke, the play’s creative team includes design by Hildegard Bechtler, lighting by Natasha Chivers, sound and composition by Tom Gibbons and casting by Julia Horan.
The original production at the Almeida starred Oliver Alvin-Wilson, Nathalie Armin, Paul Higgins, Mariah Louca, Pamela Nomvete, Daniel Rabin, Joy Richardson, Kirsty Rider, Juliet Stevenson, Naomi Wirthner and Ria Zmitrowicz.
In the play, Ruth Wolff (Juliet Stevenson) is a secular Jew who runs a prestigious institute specialising in Alzheimer’s disease. When Ruth prevents a priest from seeing a 14-year-old girl who is dying from a self-administered abortion, the incident goes viral on social media, provoking petitions and TV debates, jeopardising both Ruth’s future, and that of the institute.