NEWS: Robert Icke’s The Doctor Announce New West End Dates

The production had been set to play at the Duke of York’s Theatre, following a run at the Almeida Theatre but the pandemic caused it to be delayed.

It has been announced that Robert Icke’s (Animal Farm, The Wild Duck, Hamlet, Mary Stuart, Oresteia, 1984) will tour to Brighton (5th-10th September), Bath (13th-17th September) and Richmond (19th-24th September) before transferring to the Duke of York’s Theatre from the 29th September – 11th December 2022.

Freely adapted from Arthur Schnitzler’s Professor Bernhardi, the production will see Olivier Award winner, Juliet Stevenson reprising her role Professor Ruth Wolff – for which she won a Critics’ Circle Award and was nominated for an Evening Standard Award for Best Actress for her performance.

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.

The production originally premiered at the Almeida Theatre before headlining the Adelaide Festival in 2020, before it was due to transfer to the West End. The West End transfer was delayed by the pandemic.

This is the third West End transfer for Robert Icke and Juliet Stevenson, following the critical hit productions of Mary Stuart and Hamlet. She most recently voiced one of the puppets in Robert Icke’s current production of Animal Farm.

Talking about the news, Juliet Stevenson said: “I am beyond thrilled that The Doctor is travelling to Brighton, Bath and Richmond and then onto the West End. So much has happened in the last two years since we first played the show – I am so excited to share these new resonances and conversations with audiences, everywhere we go. Never has this debate been more needed.”

The Doctor features Hildegard Bechtler, lighting by Natasha Chivers, sound and composition by Tom Gibbons and casting by Julia Horan, with further casting to be announced soon.

The Doctor will run at the Duke of York’s Theatre from the 29th September until the 11th December.

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