A razor-sharp, gripping moral thrillerAward-winning actress Juliet Stevenson reunites with critically-acclaimed director Robert Icke for their latest collaboration – The Doctor, based on Austrian playwright Arthur Schnitzler’s Professor Bernhardi. This political and provocative dissection of identity transfers from the Almeida Theatre to the West End's Duke of York's Theatre.
When decorated Jewish doctor Ruth Wolff refuses a Catholic priest admission to her dying patient’s bedside, she unwittingly ignites a fierce debate about science, religion and ethics. In a divided society that is easily guided into outrage or apathy by the media, which side should we take, and who has the moral high ground?
Juliet Stevenson stars as Ruth Wolff, following stunning, award-nominated turns in Mary Stuart and Hamlet. Playwright and director Robert Icke won an Olivier Award for his reworking of Greek classic Oresteia, making him the youngest ever recipient of the accolade.
After generating intense discussion during its premiere, the West End run is sure the continue the debate. Make up your own mind and join the conversation with The Doctor tickets at the Duke of York’s Theatre.
Important informationPlaying at: Duke of York's Theatre, St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
Performance dates: 18 Jul 2021 - 18 Oct 2021
Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes (including interval)
Age recommendation: Best for age 14+
Special notice: Please be aware that the production includes discussion and descriptions of suicide.