10 Aug 2019 - 28 Sep 2019

THE DOCTOR

very freely adapted from Arthur Schnitzler's Professor Bernhardi by Robert Icke |

Directed By Robert Icke

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​★★★★★ The Guardian, The Telegraph, Financial Times, The Sunday Times, WhatsOnStage

★★★★ The Times, Evening Standard, The Observer, Independent, The Stage, Metro

First, do no harm.

doctor
(noun) one who mends or repairs; in popular current use, applied to any medical practitioner. Also a traditional healer or diviner.

(verb) to treat so as to alter the appearance or character of; to falsify, tamper with, disguise.

Almeida Associate Director Robert Icke and Juliet Stevenson reunite at the Almeida for their third collaboration, following Mary Stuart and Hamlet. 

Photograph by Nadav Kander

Dates & Tickets

The Doctor will transfer to the Duke of York's Theatre, London.

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Previews Sat 10 Aug - Mon 19 Aug
Press Night 7pm Tue 20 Aug

Evenings 7.30pm
Sat matinees 2.30pm from Sat 24 Aug
Wed matinees 2.30pm from Wed 28 Aug

10 - 19 Aug
£34, £29, £20, £10

20 Aug - 28 Sep
£42.50, £34, £20, £10

Almeida Rush
Almeida Rush allows audiences to book last minute tickets to popular Almeida shows. Tickets released Tuesday at 1pm here

Talkback
Thu 19 Sep
Post-show talk with members of The Doctor company. Free to same-day ticket holders. 
With live subtitles by StageText.

Almeida Questions
Doctor Versus Family
Mon 2 Sep 6pm
Almeida Questions is an eclectic programme of pre-show discussions which consider some of the questions raised by the work on our stage. An invited panel of speakers discuss issues in response to The Doctor.
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Audio Described Performance

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Sat 21 Sep 2.30pm
(Touch Tour 12.45pm)

£5 Audio Described tickets available to those aged 25 and under will go on sale 22 Jul.

Book by calling the Box Office on 020 7359 4404 or email boxoffice@almeida.co.uk

Captioned Performance

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Thu 19 Sep 7.30pm

£5 Captioned tickets available to those aged 25 and under will go on sale 22 Jul.

Book by calling the Box Office on 020 7359 4404 or email boxoffice@almeida.co.uk

Islington First
Sat 10 Aug - Wed 21 Aug (except Tue 20 Aug)
If you live or work in the Islington area you can book best available seats for £25 for the opening performances, subject to availability.

Enter the promo code ISFIRST at the top of the seating plan screen before selecting your seats. For applicable postcodes see here.

25 and under
£5 tickets will be available to those age 25 and under for performances on Mon 12 Aug, Tue 13 Aug, Mon 19 Aug, Mon 26 Aug, Tue 27 Aug, Mon 2 Sep & Tue 3 Sep. Enter the promo code 25UNDER to access. 

Concessions
Customers claiming Jobseekers Allowance and students can book second-price band tickets for £25 on Monday-Thursday evenings and Wednesday and Saturday matinees. Concessions tickets are also applicable for first-price band tickets on Wednesday and Saturday matinees.

Concessions tickets are subject to availability and not available in the final week of perfromances. For more information click here

Over 65s
Customers who are 65 and over can book second-price band tickets for £25 on Monday-Thursday evenings and Wednesday and Saturday matinees. Over 65s tickets are also applicable for first-price-band tickets on Wednesday and Saturday matinees. For more information click here

Under 30s
Customers aged 30 or under can book second-price-band tickets for £15 on Monday - Thursday evenings & Wednesday & Saturday matinees*.

Access
Deaf and disabled patrons and a companion can buy tickets for £25 for all performances by calling the Box Office on 020 7359 4404. 

 *Concessions are subject to availability and proof of eligibility is required. Concessions in the final week of performances are only valid for Deaf and disabled bookings

VIEW THE PROGRAMME FOR THE DOCTOR

For the Almeida: The Twilight Zone (also West End).

Theatre includes: Nine Night (National Theatre/ Trafalgar Studios); Genesis Inc.(Hampstead Theatre); Hamlet (HamletScenen); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Young Vic); The Red Barn; Emperor and Galilean; All's Well That Ends Well (National Theatre); Othello (Stafford Gatehouse Theatre); A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Merchant of Venice; Henry V; The Merchant of Venice (Propeller Theatre Company); Antigone (Stratford East/ Pilot Theatre Company); Doctor Faustus (West Yorkshire Playhouse/ Citizens Theatre); Blue/Orange (UK Tour); Romeo and Juliet; This Child (Pilot Theatre); Antony and Cleopatra (Nuffield Southampton Theatres); To Kill a Mockingbird (Theatr Clywd/ UK Tour); Pigeon Love (The Space); Much Ado About Nothing (Derby Live); The Gala (RSC).

Television includes: The Rebel S2; Collateral; Lovesick; From Cradle to Grave; Misfits; Hollyoaks; Casualty.

Film includes: Wonder Woman 1984; The Huntsman; Kerry; Karmic Compensation; The Fields; Interview for Life; Dead End.

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★★★★★ A performance by Juliet Stevenson that is one of the peaks of the theatrical year

THE GUARDIAN

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★★★★★ a towering performance that will surely win awards

The Telegraph

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★★★★ Provocative, deft and disturbing

THE TIMES

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★★★★ It features one of the performances of the year

EVENING STANDARD

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★★★★★ an astonishing, gripping evening

WHATSONSTAGE

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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. 

CONTENT WARNING

The Doctor includes the discussion of suicide and the description of suicide methods.

Read more about our production guidance and warnings or contact Box Office if you have specific concerns.

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

Adaption 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
Resident Director TD Moyo
Costume Supervision Megan Doyle
Costume Assistant Maybelle Laye
Design Assistant Michael Hankin

Cast includes
Oliver Alvin-Wilson
Nathalie Armin
Paul Higgins
Mariah Louca
Pamela Nomvete
Daniel Rabin
Joy Richardson
Kirsty Rider
Juliet Stevenson
Naomi Wirthner
Ria Zmitrowicz

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