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    Stevenson delivers a career-defining performance
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    tense, challenging, and intellectually provoking
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Olivier Award-winner Juliet Stevenson and director Robert Icke reunite in this smart, snappy study of race, gender and identity politics.

A razor-sharp, gripping moral thriller

Award-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.

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 in 2016 for his reworking of Greek classic Oresteia. He was the youngest ever recipient of the Best Director accolade at the age of 29.

After generating intense discussion during its premiere at the Almeida Theatre in 2019, the West End run is sure to continue the debate. Make up your own mind and join the conversation with The Doctor tickets at the Duke of York’s Theatre.

Sorry this show closed 11 December 2022, we recommend these similar productions.

Performance dates:
01 Dec 2022 - 11 Dec 2022
Running time:
2 hours and 45 minutes including an interval.
Duke of York's Theatre (See map)
Age recommendation:
Best for age 14+
Audience Notes:
Please be aware that the production includes discussion of suicide and descriptions of suicide methods.

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    Cleverly written and a superb performance from Juliet Stevenson. Very pertinent for today's clima... More

    leepeddie's avatar
    leepeddie Top 100 reviewer 31 Oct 2022

    Very of today, and thought provoking. It can get a bit shouty, but some really pertinent points a... More

    katiel16's avatar
    katiel16 Top 10 reviewer 06 Nov 2022

    This was an interesting play, did not agree with ending, but in different way I did not agree wit... More

    ggb's avatar
    ggb 08 Sep 2023

    Really worthy new play. Add Juliet Stephenson and you have theatre at it best – whether or not yo... More

    katiel16's avatar
    katiel16 Top 10 reviewer 27 Nov 2022

    Came out really not sure how to feel. It made me question everything and doubt the way I perceive... More

    mariap34's avatar
    mariap34 23 Nov 2022

    Some very realistic depictions of agenda politics and perception being more important than realit... More

    katiel16's avatar
    katiel16 Top 10 reviewer 13 Nov 2022
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