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12 Aug 2019 - 28 Sep 2019


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

production information

​First, do no harm. 


(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. 

The cast also includes Ria Zmitrowicz who returns to the Almeida following Dance Nation and Three Sisters. Further casting to be announced.

Dates & Tickets

Tickets on sale to Bronze, Silver and Gold Friends 10am Thu 16 May
Tickets on sale Almeida Friends 10am Tue 21 May
Tickets go on general sale 10am Tue 28 May

Join as a member now for Priority Booking

Previews Mon 12 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

12 - 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 each week. Tickets released Tuesday at 1pm. 

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
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 issue in response to The Doctor

Audio Described Performance
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

Captioned Performance
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

Islington First
Mon 12 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 when booking. For applicable postcodes see here.

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*.

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

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. Tickets go on sale Mon 22 Jul. 

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For the Almeida: Mary Stuart (also West End); The Odyssey; Duet For One (also West End); Hamlet.

Theatre includes: Beckett Shorts (RSC Stratford / Europe); Les Liaisons Dangereuses; As You Like It; Troilus and Cressida; Measure For Measure; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; The Witch of Edmonton; Money (RSC Stratford / Barbican); Henry IV Parts I & II (RSC Stratford Tour); Once In A Lifetime; The White Guard (RSC Aldwych); Hippolytus; Anthony and Cleopatra; The Churchill Play; The Taming Of The Shrew; The Tempest (RSC Stratford); Alice Trilogy; The Country; Other Worlds (Royal Court); The Seagull; Private Lives; Hedda Gabler; Yerma (National Theatre); We Happy Few (Gielgud Theatre); Caucasian Chalk Circle (National Theatre / Tour); The Duchess Of Malfi (Greenwich / West End); Scenes From An Execution (Mark Taper Forum, LA); Death and the Maiden (Royal Court / West End); Burn This (Hampstead / West End); On The Verge (Sadler’s Wells); The Trackers of Exyrhynchtus (National Theatre Studio).

Television includes: Dustbin Baby; Place of Execution; Hear The Silence; The Pact; Trial By Fire; Cider With Rosie; Stone Scissors Paper; The Politician’s Wife; Out Of Love; Stanley; A Doll’s House; Life Story; Antigone; Freud; Bazaar and Rummage; The Mallens; Maybury; Great Journeys: Isabella Eberhardt; Oedipus At Colonus.

Film includes: Desert Flower; The Secret of Moonacre; And When Did You Last See Your Father; Breaking And Entering; Pierrepoint; The Snow Queen; A Previous Engagement; Every Word Is True; Red Mercury Rising; Being Julia; Mona Lisa Smile; Nicholas Nickleby; Food For Love; Bend It Like Beckham; The Search For John Gissing; The Road From Coorain; Play (Samuel Beckett); Emma; A Secret Rapture; Who Dealt; The Trial; Truly Madly Deeply; Drowning By Numbers.

Additional information

Running time TBC. Find out more about our running times here.

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

Cast & Creatives

Adaption and Direction Robert Icke
Design Hildegard Bechtler
Light Natasha Chivers
Sound Tom Gibbons
Casting Julia Horan 

Cast includes
Juliet Stevenson
Ria Zmitrowicz

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