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In a divisive time, in a divided nation, a society takes sides.

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“The last time director Robert Icke and Juliet Stevenson worked together it was on Mary Stuart – a storming success that sold out the Almeida and transferred to the West End. This fiercely clever new adaption has already been a storming success at the Almeida and is en route to the West End to see if it can repeat the success of their last collaboration.”

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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

Critic reviews

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

Exeunt (From 2019)

Robert Icke offers brilliant diagnosis of modern ills

· The Guardian (From 2019)

An astonishing, gripping evening

· WhatsOnStage (From 2019)

Juliet Stevenson is magnificent in provocative, wonderfully upsetting production

· The Independent (From 2019)

Juliet Stevenson is fantastic in Robert Icke’s brutal depiction of a modern-day witch hunt

· The Stage (From 2019)

Intense, challenging swansong for Almeida's Robert Icke starring spellbinding Juliet Stevenson

· Evening Standard (From 2019)

Juliet Stevenson is brilliant in an ethical debate that is both thrilling and challenging

· The Arts Desk (From 2019)

Juliet Stevenson is devastatingly good in Robert Icke’s intense but flawed final play for the Almeida

· Time Out (From 2019)

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Date & time

Opening 29 Sep
Thu 29 Sep - Sun 11 Dec 2022, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Runtime: 2 hrs 45 mins


St Martin's Lane WC2N 4BG London, UK · Get Directions
From 2019, photo by Manuel Harlan
From 2019, photo by Manuel Harlan
From 2019, photo by Manuel Harlan
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