Dr Semmelweis starring Mark Rylance announces full West End cast

Full casting has been announced for the West End transfer of Dr Semmelweis starring Mark Rylance.

Dr Semmelweis opens at the Harold Pinter Theatre this Summer, running from 29 June 2023 until 7 October 2023.

Rylance will reprise the title role in Tom Morris’ production which previously opened to critical acclaim at Bristol Old Vic theatre in 2022.

In a unique theatrical event, he and the cast are joined on stage by 10 ballet dancers and the Salome string Quartet. The company are: Roseanna Anderson (Marja Seidel/ Baroness Maria-Teresa), Zoe Arshamian (Dance Ensemble), Joshua Ben-Tovim (Hospital Porter/ Death), Ewan Black (Franz Arneth), Chrissy Brooke (Lisa Elstein), Megumi Eda (Aiko Eda), Suzy Halstead (Violet-May Blackledge), Felix Hayes (Ferdinand von Hebra), Pauline McLynn (Anna Müller), Jude Owusu (Jakob Kolletschka), Oxana Panchenko (Dance Ensemble), Millie Thomas (Agnes Barta), Max Westwell (Hospital Porter/ Death), Amanda Wilkin (Maria Semmelweis), Alan Williams (Johann Klein), Daniel York Loh (Karl von Rokitansky), Patricia Zhou (Dance Ensemble), and Helen Belbin, Jason Hogan, Andrew McDonald, with the Salomé Quartet – Haim Choi as Suk Hee Apfelbaum (Music Director/ Violin 1), Coco Inman as Sarah Schmidt (Violin 2), Kasia Zimińska  as Eszter Horowitz (Viola) and Shizuku Tatsuno  as Oshizu Yukimura (Cello).

Dr Semmelweis was originally developed by the National Theatre Studio and produced by Bristol Old Vic, opening on 20 January 2022 in association with Sonia Friedman Productions, the National Theatre and Shakespeare Road. 

Set in 19th century Vienna, the play centres on a maverick doctor who makes a discovery that could save hundreds of thousands, but is rejected by the mainstream medical establishment. Years later he is haunted by the ghosts of the women he failed to save and questions if it’s too late to convince the medical establishment.

Dr Semmelweis opens at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 11 July, with previews from 29 June, and runs until Saturday 7 October 2023.

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📷 Main photo: Full company of Dr Semmelweis - photo by Simon Annand

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