The latest smash-hit by Britains best director (Telegraph) Robert Ickes sold-out, five-star Almeida Theatre production is going on a UK tour from September 2022.
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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 Schnitzlers 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).
Juliet Stevenson said I am beyond thrilled that The Doctor is travelling to Brighton 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 includes discussion of suicide and the description of suicide methods. Age recommendation: 14+