The Doctor tickets
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.
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.
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.