West End transfer of Robert Icke’s ‘The Doctor’ is postponed until 2021!

Due to Covid-19 related theatre closures, the West End transfer of Robert Icke’s (The Wild Duck, Hamlet, Mary Stuart, Oresteia, 1984) acclaimed Almeida Theatre production, The Doctor, very freely adapted from the 1912 play Professor Bernhardi by Arthur Schnitzler, will now be postponed until 2021.

Juliet Stevenson will reprise her role as Professor Ruth Wolff as previously announced, with further casting to be confirmed in due course.

The Doctor marks the third West End transfer for Robert Icke and Juliet Stevenson in as many years, following the critical and commercial smash-hit productions of Mary Stuart and Hamlet.



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 Doctor. Juliet Stevenson and Joy Richardson. Photo © Manuel Harlan

The production has designs by Hildegard Bechtler, lighting by Natasha Chivers, sound and composition by Tom Gibbons and casting by Julia Horan.

The Doctor is presented by Ambassador Theatre Group and Almeida TheatreBenjamin LowyGlass Half Full Productions, with Fiery Angel and Charles Diamond, in association with Scott Rudin and Sonia Friedman Productions.

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