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 Wu, 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.
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)
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday
Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.
The Doctor includes the discussion of suicide and the description of suicide methods.
This production features bright, flashing lights and strobe.
Venue InformationDuke 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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