Olivier Award winner Juliet Stevenson delivers “one of the performances of the year” (Evening Standard) in the West End transfer of Robert Icke’s sold-out, five-star Alemida Theatre production - from 20 April 2020 at the Duke of York’s Theatre.
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, society takes sides.
The latest smash-hit by “Britain’s best director” (Telegraph) is a “provocative, wonderfully upsetting” (Independent) whirlwind of gender, race and identity politics, “one of the peaks of the theatrical year” (Guardian) and a “devastating play for today” (Financial Times)
Please note: This production features bright, flashing lights and strobe.
The Doctor includes the discussion of suicide and the description of suicide methods.
If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this production, you can get free support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year from the Samaritans. Visit samaritans.org or call 116 123 for free.
Age Recommendation: 14+
Juliet Stevenson is brilliant in an ethical debate that is both thrilling and challenging
Intense, challenging swansong for Almeida's Robert Icke starring spellbinding Juliet Stevenson
Juliet Stevenson is fantastic in Robert Icke’s brutal depiction of a modern-day witch hunt
An astonishing, gripping evening
Robert Icke offers brilliant diagnosis of modern ills
Juliet Stevenson is magnificent in provocative, wonderfully upsetting production
Juliet Stevenson is devastatingly good in Robert Icke’s intense but flawed final play for the Almeida
In The Doctor, the mishandling of progressive ideas creates a lazy victim complex. Left unchallenged by audiences and critics alike, its assault on identity politics flourishes, a symptom of British theatre’s unwillingness to animate and empower its silenced proponents