The Doctor
Duke of York's Theatre, 45 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
Telephone Bookings: +44 20 7492 1566

ABOUT The Doctor

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 from 20 April 2020 until 11 July 2020 at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London.


First, do no harm.

On an ordinary day, at a private hospital, a young woman fights for her life. A priest arrives to save her soul. Her doctor refuses him entry. 

In a divisive time, in a divided nation, a society takes sides.


Juliet Stevenson has worked extensively for the RSC, National Theatre and The Royal Court Theatre.  Her recent stage credits include Mary Stuart, Hamlet & Duet For One (Almeida Theatre); Wings and Happy Days (Young Vic). Her screen work includes Truly, Madly, Deeply; Bend it Like Beckham; When Did You Last See Your Father?; Being Julia; Pierrepoint; Mona Lisa Smile; Departure; Riviera; One of Us; The Enfield Haunting; Atlantis and The Village.

Full casting to be announced


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

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.


★★★★★ “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” The 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