Robert Icke’s sold- out, five-star Almeida Theatre production, The Doctor, will tour the Uk before transferring to the Duke of York’s Theatre from 29 September 2022.
Olivier Award winner, Juliet Stevenson, ‘delivering one of the peak performances of the theatrical year’ (The Guardian), will reprise her role as Professor Ruth Wolff. Juliet won a Critics’ Circle Award and was nominated for an Evening Standard Award for Best Actress for her performance in this role.
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.
Freely adapted from Arthur Schnitzler’s Professor Bernhardi, The Doctor is a "provocative, wonderfully upsetting" (Independent) whirlwind of gender, race and questions about identity, "one of the peaks of the theatrical year" (Guardian), and a "devastating play for today" (Financial Times).
Age Recommendation: 14+
Includes discussion of suicide and the description of suicide methods
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
Robert Icke offers brilliant diagnosis of modern ills
An astonishing, gripping evening
Juliet Stevenson is magnificent in provocative, wonderfully upsetting production
Juliet Stevenson is fantastic in Robert Icke’s brutal depiction of a modern-day witch hunt
Intense, challenging swansong for Almeida's Robert Icke starring spellbinding Juliet Stevenson
Juliet Stevenson is brilliant in an ethical debate that is both thrilling and challenging
Juliet Stevenson is devastatingly good in Robert Icke’s intense but flawed final play for the Almeida