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, a society takes sides.
Freely adapted from Arthur Schnitzler’s Professor Bernhardi, The Doctor is a "provocative, wonderfully upsetting" (Independent) whirlwind of gender, race and questions about identity, "one of the peaks of the theatrical year" (Guardian), and a "devastating play for today" (Financial Times).
The Doctor includes discussion of suicide and the description of suicide methods. Age recommendation: 14+
Juliet Stevenson triumphs in this play from Britain’s best director- Telegraph
A gripping moral thriller and a scorching examination of our age- Financial Times
Juliet Stevenson is utterly magnetic in Robert Icke’s brave and brilliant The Doctor- Sunday Times
Duke of York's Theatre
The Duke of York’s Theatre opened in 1892, then named the Trafalgar Square Theatre, and was renamed to its current name in 1895 to honour the future King George V. The theatre has housed acclaimed productions since, such as King Lear, and played host to many famous names, including Sir Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Michael Gambon and Jeremy Irons.