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    Stevenson delivers a career-defining performance
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    tense, challenging, and intellectually provoking
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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.

Performance dates: 01 Dec 2022 - 11 Dec 2022

Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes (including interval)

Age recommendation: Best for age 14+

Special notice: Please be aware that the production includes discussion of suicide and descriptions of suicide methods.

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Latest Audience Reviews

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

leepeddie Top 200 reviewer31 Oct 2022

Cleverly written and a superb performance from Juliet Stevenson. Very pertinent for today's climate where even factual, logical and approved procedural statements and actions can be twisted, scrutinised and turned against you in trial by internet. Made me think of the vitriol that has been aimed at JK Rowling and assorted academics.

leepeddie Top 200 reviewer31 Oct 2022

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

katiel16 Top 10 reviewer06 Nov 2022

Very of today, and thought provoking. It can get a bit shouty, but some really pertinent points are made. What is fascinating is that you can feel it lose the audience when ID politics starts to win and be “justified” in doing so.

katiel16 Top 10 reviewer06 Nov 2022

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

katiel16 Top 10 reviewer27 Nov 2022

Really worthy new play. Add Juliet Stephenson and you have theatre at it best – whether or not you agree with the outcome.

katiel16 Top 10 reviewer27 Nov 2022

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

mariap34 23 Nov 2022

Came out really not sure how to feel. It made me question everything and doubt the way I perceive others. Brilliant. See it if you can.

mariap34 23 Nov 2022

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

katiel16 Top 10 reviewer13 Nov 2022

Some very realistic depictions of agenda politics and perception being more important than reality. Everyone thinks their own opinion is valid and the only one that matters….

katiel16 Top 10 reviewer13 Nov 2022

This is a play that needs to be seen and needs to be debated. It makes reference to McCarthy and... More

katiel16 Top 10 reviewer13 Nov 2022

This is a play that needs to be seen and needs to be debated. It makes reference to McCarthy and The Crucible. There is a void where there once was debate.

katiel16 Top 10 reviewer13 Nov 2022
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