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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 will run at the Duke of York’s Theatre in London from 29 September to 11 December 2022.

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’s in The Doctor cast?

The Doctor stars Olivier Award winning stage and screen actress Juliet Stevenson (Truly, Madly, Deeply; Mary Stuart; Death and the Maiden). Further cast to be announced.

The Doctor creative team

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

The play is directed by Robert Icke, with 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 performance by Juliet Stevenson that is one of the peaks of the theatrical year" - The Guardian
★★★★"Provocative, deft and disturbing" - The Times
★★★★★ "A towering performance that will surely win awards" - Daily Telegraph
★★★★ "One of the performances of the year, a display of gut-felt rigour from Juliet Stevenson" - Evening Standard
★★★★★ "A characteristically magnetic central performance from Juliet Stevenson" - The Sunday Times
★★★★ "Absolutely mesmerising" The Stage
★★★★★ "A gripping moral thriller and a scorching examination of our age" Financial Times
★★★★ "Immensely stimulating. Juliet Stevenson is magnificent" The Independent
★★★★★  Average review score

Show Information

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

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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.

Important COVID entry requirements

The government advises you to wear a face mask in crowded and enclosed spaces
Covid safety
This venue is complying with the latest industry 'See It Safely' guidelines.

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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