The production will play at the Duke of York’s Theatre from the 20th April, following a successful run at the Almeida Theatre.
It has been confirmed that Robert Icke’s production, which is freely adapted from Professor Bernhardi by Arthur Schnitzler, will transfer to the Duke of York’s Theatre next year following its critically acclaimed run at the Almeida Theatre. The West End run will also see Olivier Award winner Juliet Stevenson reprising her role as Professor Ruth Wolff.
First. Do no harm.
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 news of the West End transfer for the production also included the announcement that throughout its run in the West End, there will be 150 seats per performance for under £30. These include over 4000 great seats in the stalls and dress circle across the run which are exclusively available to under 30s, key workers and those receiving JSA or other government benefits.
As well as being directed by Robert Icke, the production’s creative team includes designs by Hildegard Bechtler, lighting by Natasha Chivers and sound and composition by Tom Gibbons. Further casting for the West End run will be announced soon.
The Doctor will run at the Duke of York’s Theatre from the 20th April until the 11th July.