Dr Semmelweis

Dr Semmelweis

Live at
Harold Pinter Theatre
Thu 29 Jun - Sat 7 Oct 2023
Closed
Mark Rylance returns to the West End as one of medicine’s greatest pioneers, maverick Hungarian doctor Ignaz Semmelweis – the man whose research could save many millions of mothers’ lives. But what good is a discovery that is ignored?
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Harold Pinter Theatre

Thu 29 Jun - Sat 7 Oct 2023
Harold Pinter Theatre, London SW1Y 4DN, UK
2 hours 30 minutes incl. interval
Mon - Sat at 19:30
Thu and Sat at 14:30
Age guidance: 14 +. This production contains references to suicide, infant and maternal mortality, as well as detailed descriptions of operations, cadavers, and disease.
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In Vienna, a city of artistic and scientific revolution, thousands of women are still dying in childbirth each and every year. Only Dr Semmelweis can see the invisible killer at work, but to stop it, he must convince his colleagues to admit culpability and approve change.

Dr Semmelweis

Damned by an establishment that questions his methods, his motives and even his sanity, Semmelweis is haunted by the women he has failed to save. Can he finally convince the greatest doctors of 19th century Europe to accept his argument – and what will it cost him to make an almost impossible case?

Following a “smash hit” (Mail on Sunday), sold-out run at Bristol Old Vic, this “compelling new drama” (The Telegraph) directed by Tom Morris, featuring live music by Adrian Sutton and original choreography by Antonia Franceschi of Balanchine’s New York City Ballet, comes to the Harold Pinter Theatre in the West End for a strictly limited run this summer.

Recommended for ages 14+. References to suicide, and infant and maternal mortality.

The production is not able to guarantee the appearance of any specific actor due to illness or unforeseen circumstances.

Harold Pinter Theatre

Harold Pinter Theatre, London SW1Y 4DN, UK
Piccadilly Circus
The Box Office is open for 90 minutes prior to the performance commencing. See 'What's On' section for performance times
Sales for future shows end 60 minutes before each performance; from 60 minutes prior until curtain time only sales for the upcoming performance can be made. Please note this venue is card only.
Bar - Pre-show & interval drinks and snack
Ambassador Lounge - Pre-show & interval table service (Charge applies)
Cloakroom - Suitcases, bulky items and folded bikes only. Limited space available.
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The Harold Pinter Theatre opened in 1881 as the Royal Comedy Theatre and staged hugely successful shows, such as The Rocky Horror Show’s West End debut. The name changed in 2011 to The Harold Pinter Theatre in honour of Pinter’s work for the Comedy Theatre.

The theatre recently produced Pinter at the Pinter, a series of one-act plays in celebration of Pinter himself.

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Harold Pinter Theatre

Thu 29 Jun - Sat 7 Oct 2023
Harold Pinter Theatre, London SW1Y 4DN, UK
2 hours 30 minutes incl. interval
Mon - Sat at 19:30
Thu and Sat at 14:30
Age guidance: 14 +. This production contains references to suicide, infant and maternal mortality, as well as detailed descriptions of operations, cadavers, and disease.
For group bookings of 10 or more:
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