The Doctor - Duke of York's Theatre

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Duke of York's Theatre, London
Booking to 11 December 2022

Olivier Award winner Juliet Stevenson delivers “one of the performances of the year” (Evening Standard) in the West End transfer of Robert Icke’s sold-out, five-star Almeida Theatre production.
 
The latest smash-hit by “Britain’s best director” (Telegraph) is a “provocative, wonderfully upsetting” (Independent) whirlwind of gender, race and identity politics, and a “devastating play for today” (Financial Times). 

The Doctor is booking until 11 December 2022 at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London.

What's the story of The Doctor?

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.

Who is in the cast of The Doctor?

The Doctor is led by Olivier Award winning stage and screen actress Juliet Stevenson (Truly, Madly, Deeply; Mary Stuart; Death and the Maiden) as Ruth. The cast is completed by Doña Croll (The Heresy of Love), Juliet Garricks (100 Paintings), Preeya Kalidas(Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), John Mackay (Oresteia), Matilda Tucker (The Snow Queen) and Sabrina WuChristopher Colquhoun (The Lion King), Mariah Louca (Best Of Enemies), Daniel Rabin (King Lear), Naomi Wirthner (An Evening At The Talkhouse) and Hannah Ledwidge on drums.

Who are the creative team of The Doctor?

The Doctor is adapted and directed by Robert Icke (The Wild Duck, Hamlet, Mary Stuart, Oresteia, 1984), based on Professor Bernhardi by Arthur Schnitzler.

The play has set and costume designs by Hildegard Bechtler, lighting by Natasha Chivers, sound and composition by Tom Gibbons and casting by Julia Horan.


Reviews of The Doctor

★★★★★ "A repeat prescription for acute intellectual stimulation" - The Guardian (2022)
★★★★★ "Juliet Stevenson is riveting in this brilliant interrogation of cancel culture" - Daily Telegraph (2022)
★★★★★"Juliet Stevenson stuns in the play of the decade" - The Times (2022)
★★★★ "Juliet Stevenson is at the top of her game" - Evening Standard (2022)
★★★★ "Juliet Stevenson is all ice and fire in an immensely timely study of identity politics" The Stage (2022)
★★★★★ "A characteristically magnetic central performance from Juliet Stevenson" - The Sunday Times (2019)
★★★★★ "A gripping moral thriller and a scorching examination of our age" Financial Times (2019)
★★★★ "Immensely stimulating. Juliet Stevenson is magnificent" The Independent (2019)
★★★★★  Average review score

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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 11 December 2022
Age restrictions
14+
Running time
2 hours 45 minutes (including interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.


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Important Notes

The Doctor includes the discussion of suicide and the description of suicide methods.
This production features bright, flashing lights and strobe.


Venue Information

Duke of York's Theatre, 45 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line), Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line)
Nearest Buses: 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176
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Photos: The Doctor at the Duke of York’s starring Juliet Stevenson
Production photos have been released of The Doctor starring Juliet Stevenson at the Duke of York's Theatre. The play stars multi-award winning stage and screen actress Juliet Stevenson, alongside Christopher Colquhoun (The Lion King), Mariah Louca (Best Of Enemies), Daniel Rabin (King Lear), Naomi Wirthner (An Evening At The Talkhouse), Doña Croll (The Heresy of Love), Juliet Garricks (100 Paintings), Preeya Kalidas(Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), John Mackay (Oresteia), Matilda Tucker (The Snow Queen), Sabrina Wu  and Hannah Ledwidge on drums. The Doctor is written and directed by Robert Icke, and is based on the play Professor Bernhardi by Arthur Schnitzler. The play has been critically lauded since it opened at the Almeida in August 2019 with Juliet Stevenson in the title role. 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. The Doctor runs at the Duke of York's Theatre until 11 December 2022. The play's creative team also includes design by Hildegard Bechtler, lighting by Natasha Chivers, sound and composition by Tom Gibbons and casting by Julia Horan. 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. Following The Doctor at the Duke of York's will be brand new pantomime Mother Goose, starring Ian McKellen, John Bishop and Mel Giedroyc, playing at the Duke of York's from 15 December 2022 to 29 January 2023. Book tickets to The Doctor at the Duke of York's Theatre Production photos of The Doctor Photos by Manuel Harlan [ngg src="galleries" ids="883" display="pro_tile"]
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Full casting announced for the The Doctor starring Juliet Stevenson
Full casting has been revealed for The Doctor which opens at the Duke of York's Theatre this September. Joining the previously announced, Juliet Stevenson, and returning to the production are Christopher Colquhoun (The Lion King), Mariah Louca (Best Of Enemies), Daniel Rabin (King Lear), Naomi Wirthner (An Evening At The Talkhouse) and Hannah Ledwidge on drums. New cast members include Doña Croll (The Heresy of Love), Juliet Garricks (100 Paintings), Preeya Kalidas(Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), John Mackay (Oresteia), Matilda Tucker (The Snow Queen) and Sabrina Wu.   The Doctor, by Robert Icke, very freely adapted from Professor Bernhardi by Arthur Schnitzler, has been critically lauded since it opened at the Almeida in August 2019, with Juliet Stevenson in the title role. This is their third collaboration together to transfer to the West End, previous ones being Mary Stuart in 2018 and Oresteia in 2015.  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. 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. 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. Tickets to The Doctor at the Duke of York's Theatre [ngg src="galleries" ids="847" display="pro_tile"]
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The Doctor with Juliet Stevenson to get West End run at the Duke of York’s Theatre
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. Tickets to The Doctor at the Duke of York's Theatre
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Juliet Stevenson & Sophie Thompson among all-star cast in digital revival of ‘Little Wars’
Steven Carl McCasland's acclaimed play Little Wars will be revived online this November with an all-star British cast, directed by Hannah Chissick. Juliet Stevenson (The Doctor), Linda Bassett (Call The Midwife), Debbie Chazen (The Smoking Room), Natasha Karp (Rags), Catherine Russell (Holby City), Sarah Solemani (Him and Her), and Sophie Thompson (Present Laughter) will star in McCasland’s 1940’s what-if dinner party drama. Bringing together six exceptional women, Little Wars unites literary figureheads Gertrude Stein (Bassett), her girlfriend Alice Toklas (Russell), Dorothy Parker (Chazen), Lillian Hellman (Stevenson) and Agatha Christie (Thompson), with anti-fascist freedom fighter Muriel Gardiner (Solemani), in the most fantastical what-if dinner party imaginable. Tensions are high and secrecy lingers in the air, but with libations flowing and the threat of World War II looming the guests are close to boiling point. Previously workshopped Off-Off Broadway, this acclaimed play makes its digital premiere, celebrating historical women of the 20th century, through an intimate, hilarious, and witty fly-on-the-wall glimpse into a nostalgic fiction based on truths. Produced in collaboration with The Union Theatre in, Southwark South London, the production will be filmed and then made available to stream online.  The project aims to raise money in aid of Women For Refugee Women, a cause that remains close to the values of the cast and crew, and the underlying message of the play. Hannah Chissick said: "It is such an honour to work on this wonderful play about exceptional women, with such an extraordinary cast all coming together in support of other brave and courageous women." McCasland said, I am thrilled to see Little Wars find its way across the pond, and with such an extraordinary team of actresses. I hope the play's message resonates with all during this unprecedented time. Little Wars, Online Streaming Event, is available to watch from Tuesday 3 November  - Sunday 8 November 2020. Tickets can be purchased online at www.littlewars.co.uk.
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The Doctor starring Juliet Stevenson postponed to 2021
Almeida Theatre's West End transfer of The Doctor joins the growing list of productions which have now been postponed to 2021 due the ongoing shutdown of UK theatres. Robert Icke's critically acclaimed drama was due to run at the Duke of York's Theatre from April to July with Juliet Stevenson reprising her role as Doctor Ruth Woolf. Dates for the 2021 run are yet to be confirmed however Stevenson is still attached to the production. A "provocative, wonderfully upsetting" (Independent) whirlwind of gender, race and identity politics, Stevenson plays a physician treating a young patient with sepsis. When a priest is sent by the girls parents to deliver the last rites, Ruth faces a moral dilemma, refuses him entry, and a national discussion occurs. Freely adapted from Arthur Schnitzler’s Professor Bernhardi by Icke with a contemporary design by Hildegard Bechtler’s, this production is transported from 1912 Vienna to a London hospital in the present. Speaking about the postponement, Juliet Stevenson said: “Very occasionally in a career, maybe once a decade if you’re lucky, you get the chance to perform in a play that speaks so powerfully to its time that it captures everyone’s hearts and minds. The Doctor did that last year at the Almeida, and was set to do it again in the West End. I am thrilled that we will be back next Spring, and that audiences emerging from their seclusion will have the chance to see it… It couldn’t be more pertinent in its exploration of the ethical decisions doctors currently face on the front line today, and of much else besides - of things far beyond the realm of the merely newsworthy.” If you have booked tickets with WestEndTheatre.com for The Doctor you will be contacted by our customer service team. The Doctor will now be at the Duke of York’s Theatre in 2021, with dates to be announced. Productions postponed to 2021 include Sunday In The Park with George, Sister Act The Musical, Carousel, Local Hero, 101 Dalmatians, Romeo & Juliet. Tickets to The Doctor at the Duke of York's Theatre
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Jamie Parker boards West End transfer of ‘The Doctor’
Tony Nominee Jamie Parker is among the new cast members joining Juliet Stevenson in the West End transfer and tour of The Doctor. Parker won an Olivier Award for his portrayal of Harry Potter in the original London production of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child; he was also nominated for a Tony Award in the Broadway production. Parker’s played Scripps in Nicholas Hytner's production of the Alan Bennet play The History Boys at the National Theatre in 2005,. This role and its international tour and film is widely considered his break-through role. Since then he has racked up numerous theatre credits including Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Henry V, Guys and Dolls, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Assassins, A Little Night Music and High Society. He can currently be seen on screen in Amazon Studios new series Treadstone and in Sam Mendes award winning film 1917. Also joining Juliet Stevenson and Jamie Parker are Mariah Louca, Daniel Rabin, Joy Richardson, Naomi Wirthner, Hannah Ledwidge, Chris Colquhoun, Shelley Conn, Anni Domingo, Liv Hill, and Millicent Wong. The Doctor is led by Stevenson, a Professor who find herself at the centre of a medical ethics row when she denies an individual access to a young girl’s bedside. Robert Icke’s five-star sell-out Almeida Theatre production will open at the Duke of York’s Theatre in April 2020 following performances at the Adelaide Festival in Australia, Theatre Royal Brighton and Richmond Theatre.   The production is designed by Hildegard Bechtler, with lighting by Natasha Chivers and sound and music by Tom Gibbons. The Doctor is booking from 18 April 2020 until 18 July 2020 at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London. Tickets to The Doctor at the Duke of York's Theatre

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