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The Doctor

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Closed July 11, 2020

An astonishing, gripping evening


Why See The Doctor?

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An Olivier Best New Play nominee!

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.

Ending his tenure as the Almedia's Associate Director, Robert Icke has once again created gold through his own brand of theatrical alchemy in this blazing play starring Juliet Stevenson, transferring into to the West End for Spring 2020. Adapted (freely) from Arthur Schnitzler's controversial 1912 work, Professor Bernhardi, Icke's brilliant modernisation becomes a slick medical drama, propelled by a cataclysmic meeting of science and religion.

The third collaboration between Icke and Stevenson following 2017's Hamlet and 2016's Mary Stuart, it received glowing five-star reviews across the board for its Almedia run this summer, with Stevenson's performance being hailed as "one of the peak performances of the theatrical year" by The Guardian. This production has now been nominated for two 2020 Olivier Awards, including Best New Play!

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Previews from: 20 April 2020

Opening night: 30 April 2020

Run time

Two hours and 45 minutes with one interval

Cast and Creative


Juliet Stevenson as Dr Ruth Wolff
Jamie Parker
Chris Colquhoun
Shelley Conn
Anni Domingo
Liv Hill
Millicent Wong
Mariah Louca
Daniel Rabin
Joy Richardson
Naomi Wirthner
Hannah Lewidge


Adapted and Directed by Robert Icke
Design by Hildegard Bechtler
Lighting by  Natasha Chivers
Sound and Composition by Tom Gibbons


Olivier Awards, 2020 - Nominations

Best Actress - Juliet Stevenson
Best New Play

Evening Standard Awards 2019

Milton Shulman Award for Best Director

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