18 Apr 2020 - 18 Jul 2020

Almeida West End


Very freely adapted from Arthur Schnitzler’s Professor Bernhardi by Robert Icke

Directed By Robert Icke

At the Duke of York's Theatre, London


production information

Following government advice, the Duke of York's Theatre has temporarily closed, with all performances of The Doctor from Saturday 18 April to Sunday 26 April cancelled.
Any customers affected by the cancellation should contact their original point of sale for more information. Customers who booked tickets for The Doctor from this page, or an email from the Almeida, should contact ATG Tickets. More information on ATG's response can be found here.
The Almeida Box Office holds no booking information for the West End production of The Doctor.
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The Guardian, The Telegraph, Financial Times, The Sunday Times, WhatsOnStage

Olivier Award-winner Juliet Stevenson delivers “one of the performances of the year” (Evening Standard) in the West End transfer of Robert Icke’s sold-out, five-star Almeida Theatre production - from 18 April 2020 at the Duke of York’s Theatre.

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, a society takes sides.

The latest smash-hit by “Britain’s best director” (The Telegraph) is a "provocative, wonderfully upsetting" (Independent) whirlwind of gender, race and identity politics, "one of the peaks of the theatrical year" (The Guardian) and a "devastating play for today" (Financial Times).

Photograph by Nadav Kander

Dates & Tickets

This link will take you to ATG's website where you can complete your booking

Previews Sat 18 Apr - Wed 29 Apr
Press Night 7pm Thu 30 Apr

Mon – Sat evenings 7.30pm
Thu & Sat matinees 2.30pm

Captioned Performance
by Stagetext
7.30pm Wed 24 Jun
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Audio Described Performance
by VocalEyes
7.30pm Wed 3 Jun
(Touch Tour TBC)

ATG Box Office
0844 871 7623*

Group bookings
020 7206 1174*

Access bookings
0800 912 6971

*Calls are charged at 7p per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge

For a limited time, tickets for preview performances of the West End production will match the Almeida's prices:
£55 tickets reduced to £42.50
£45 tickets reduced to £34
£30 tickets reduced to £20
£25 tickets reduced to £20
£15 tickets reduced to £10

This offer can only be redeemed online, and excludes premium priced tickets and packages.

Customers under 30 or claiming Jobseekers Allowance and similar government benefits can book Band A seats for £25.

Concessions tickets are limited and subject to availability. Proof of age or ID will be required when collecting tickets.

The Doctor will also be touring to:

Theatre Royal Brighton
Mon 30 Mar - Sat 4 Apr 2020

Richmond Theatre
Mon 6 Apr - Sat 11 Apr 2020

For the Almeida: Mary Stuart (also West End).

Theatre includes: One Night in Miami (Nottingham Playhouse); Yellowman (Young Vic); The Lion King (West End); The Believers (Frantic Assembly); The Colour Purple (Menier Chocolate Factory); A Midsummers Night's Dream (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre); Britannicus (Wilton’s Music Hall); Happy Now? (Hull Truck Theatre); Five Guys Named Moe (Theatre Royal Stratford East/ UK Tour); Troilus And Cressida (Shakespeare’s Globe); Macbeth; Three Sisters; Snake in the Fridge; The Way of The World (Royal Exchange Theatre); The Thief of Bagdad (Royal Opera House); Saint Joan (National Theatre); The Comedy of Errors; Moby Dick; King Lear; The Tempest; The Merchant of Venice (RSC); Simply Heavenly (West End); Ain't Misbehavin (Derby Theatre); Blues in The Night (Birmingham Repertory Theatre); Angels In America (Crucible Theatre); The Slow Drag (Whitehall Theatre); Romeo And Juliet (US Tour); Woza Albert; Gates of Paradise (RSC Fringe Festival); Dysfunction in my Bungalow (Theatr Clwyd); Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead; West Side Story; Camelot (Northern Theatre Company).

Television includes: Absentia; Ransom; Vera; Midsomer Murders; Flowers; Law and Order; The Crash; Missing; Coronation Street; Wire in the Blood; Belonging; North Square; Silent Witness; London Bridge; Band Of Gold; Shakespeare Shorts; The Bill; Casualty.

Film includes: Iboy; Oh Happy Day.

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Additional information

The running time is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes including a 20-minute interval.

This production features bright, flashing lights and strobe.


The Doctor includes the discussion of suicide and the description of suicide methods. This production has an age recommendation of 14+.

If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this production, you can get free support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year from the Samaritans. Visit samaritans.org or call 116 123 for free.

Cast & Creatives

Juliet Stevenson

Adaptation and Direction Robert Icke
Design Hildegard Bechtler
Light Natasha Chivers
Sound and Composition Tom Gibbons
Casting Julia Horan CDG
Associate Costume Designer
Deborah Andrews
Additional Composition
Hannah Ledwidge

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