Olivier Award winner Juliet Stevenson 'delivers one of the peak performances of the theatrical year' (The Guardian) in the West End transfer of Robert Icke's sold-out, five-star Almeida Theatre production.
★★★★★ 'The play of the decade' The Times
★★★★★ 'Juliet Stevenson is riveting' The Telegraph
★★★★★ 'A profound argument against absolutes' The Guardian
In a divisive time, in a divided nation, a 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, a 'devastating play for today' (Financial Times).
Don't miss this ★★★★★ play in the West End until Sun 11 December only.
Approx - 2hrs 45 mins
- Good To Know
This production features bright flashing lights and strobe. The play also 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
Duke of York's Theatre, St Martin's Lane, London
Additional Details & FAQ
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- Cancellation Policy
If you test positive for COVID-19, display symptoms, or are asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace you can exchange your tickets.
If the show is cancelled due to COVID-19 or any other reason, you will be offered a free exchange or refund.
If the show is going ahead and you are able to attend, there will be no exchange or refund available.
- Suitable For Children
The Doctor includes discussion of suicide and the description of suicide methods. Age recommendation: 14+
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Duke of York’s
St Martin's Ln, London WC2N 4BG
Professor Brian Everitt
Nov 18, 2022
This play attempted to confront issues producing conflicts between medics and religious groups. The confrontations between the people from the two camps were loud but mostly not realistic. The introduction of abortion as a problem and an issue of conflict was simply unconvincing-a lot of shouting does not replace well argued thoughts about an issue.
Dr Marion Witton
Nov 13, 2022
Juliet Stevenson is outstanding as is the play. The first half was too shouty as the disagreements could have been argued with emphasis rather than shouting. When actors are not facing the stage they need better voice projection. Other people in the ice cream queue said they felt exactly the same. The second act was brilliant and the programme very informative.
Nov 10, 2022
Insanely good! So tense and amazing characters.
Nov 6, 2022
The staging and the wonderful performance by Juliet Stevenson made this play for me. The rest of the inconsistent performances and slightly tired, almost lazy stereotyping did not. Really interesting premise but I just didn’t buy into a lot of the characters.
Nov 5, 2022
A great example of an old play that has been has been remade in a contemporary setting . Great performances all round and from Juliet Stevenson .
Oct 28, 2022
Juliet Stevenson was tremendous in this play. We were gripped by her performance and by the themes explored. Found the gender and colour-blind casting confusing. No reflection on the actors or their quality (all great) - just a distraction we could have lived without.
Oct 27, 2022
The subjects and the actors were all relevant and superb. I worry about this happening
Oct 26, 2022
We had heard and read such good reviews of this play and have been fans of Juliet Stevenson ever since we saw her in "Death of the Maiden" at the Royal Court many years ago but we were extremely disappointed in this new production of The Doctor by Robert Icke. Apart from Juliet Stevenson's role as Professor Ruth Wolff, none of the characters were believable or empathetic. Everyone seemed to be shouting most of the time and on the odd occasion they lowered their voices the sound production was so bad from where we were sitting at the back of the stalls that you couldn't hear them at all. We will not be recommending this play to our friends.
Oct 24, 2022
Fantastic writing and great cast, in particular Juliet Stevenson. So many issues raised with contemporary moral and ethical issues and a real talking point afterwards. Theatre at its best.
Oct 18, 2022
I have rarely been to a play which has totally gripped me as much as this one. Juliet Stevenson's performance of the Doctor was quite extraordinary. I was completely mesmorised and felt emotionally drained at the end! I count myself very fortunate that, at the age of 86, I was privileged to be able to witness such wonderful acting
Oct 16, 2022
Brilliant. Juliet Stevenson is a tour de force.
Oct 13, 2022
Impeccably performed, intelligent and thought provoking material. Juliet Stephenson is just superb. The gender and race blind casting is inspired for this material.
Oct 1, 2022
Liz Truss should see it. To do with integrity and belief in your convictions