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Translated and freely adapted from Arthur Schnitzler’s Professor Bernhardi, Rober Icke’s The Doctor brings this morally, politically and personally fraught drama into the 21st century.

In a divisive time, in a divided nation, a society takes sides. The latest smash-hit by “Britain’s best director” (Telegraph) is a "provocative, wonderfully upsetting" (Independent) whirlwind of gender, race and identity, a "devastating play for today" (Financial Times).

Ruth Wolff (Juliet Stevenson) is The Doctor, a practitioner at the top of her game heading a private clinic that specialises in finding a cure for dementia.

On a day much like any other, a patient is struggling to hold on to life. A catholic priest is intent on giving the young woman the last rites in an attempt to save her soul, but Dr Wolff, convinced she must ‘first do no harm’ denies him entry to her room.

When the media get wind of this, personal politics, and religion are called into question and social media has something to say about medical ethics. This ‘devastating’ new play calls into question everything you think you know or believe about gender, race and identity.

It has been confirmed that Olivier award-winning actress Juliet Stevenson will reprise her role as Dr Ruth Wolff in the Duke of York’s transfer. Stevenson has been nominated for multiple Olivier Awards for her work in Measure for Measure, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and Duet for One. In 1992, she was awarded the Olivier Award for Best Actress for her role in Death and the Maiden. Stevenson has also been nominated for multiple BAFTA awards, for her film and television roles in Truly, Madly, Deeply, A Doll’s House, and The Politician’s Wife.

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Duke of York's Theatre,
St Martin's Lane,
London,
WC2N 4BG

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