Duke of Yorks Theatre, London
The Doctor - Duke of Yorks Theatre, London
Age Restriction: This production is recommended for ages 14+
Robert Icke’s stunning production of The Doctor makes its way to the Duke of York’s Theatre in London from April 2020. This will be Icke’s final production as associate director of the Almeida Theatre. His previous works include the West End Tony Award-nominated production of Orwell’s sensational Nineteen Eighty-four.
Juliet Stevenson, the BAFTA-winning actress best known for her leading role in 1991 Truly, Madly, Deeply, as well as starring in Bend It Like Beckham, stars in the show. She has also won awards for her previous roles starring in shows with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre, including Death and the Maiden in which she played Paulina and won the 1992 Oliver Award for Best Actress.
This also isn’t the first time Juliet Stevenson has worked alongside Robert Icke, having previously collaborated on plays like Mary Stuart and Hamlet. Her star role in The Doctor has been described as mesmerising.
The Doctor is based on the 1912 play Professor Bernhardi by Austrian writer Arthur Schnitzler. The story is set in a London Hospital, and focuses on Professor Ruth Woolf who is a senior physician treating a young patient suffering with sepsis. A priest arrives, sent by the ill girl’s parents to deliver the last rites, an act that creates a moral dilemma for the doctor which catalyses a national scandal.
The original play was banned in the author’s native country until 1918, and Icke’s vision is a modern one, with a contemporary setting. But although it’s modernised, the central themes are universal for any age.
This production will run at The Duke of York’s Theatre from the 29th of April 2020. Tickets are available now for this show in which saint meets sin. You simply can’t afford to miss it.
Show & Venue InformationDuke of Yorks Theatre
St Martin's Lane
Saturday, 18 April 2020
Saturday, 18 July 2020
2hr 50min (inc. interval)