Robert Icke’s The Doctor starring Juliet Stevenson to transfer to West End
Based on Arthur Schnitzler’s play Professor Bernhardi, the moral drama focuses on a hospital doctor who refuses a priest access to the bedside to deliver the last rites to a young patient.
Stevenson starred in the premiere of the production, which was adapted and directed by Icke in his final piece as associate director at the North London venue in August, having previously appeared in Icke’s productions of Mary Stuart and Hamlet at the same address.
Following its official opening at the Almeida, Icke’s production received positive reviews including from LondonTheatre.co.uk which gave the play five stars, noting Stevenson’s performance is “absolutely mesmerising”.
Icke's previous work at the Almeida includes a transfer of his Headlong production of 1984, Anne Washburn's Simpsons play Mr Burns, and the award-winning Oresteia. His other work includes a recent version of Ibsen's The Wild Duck, The Red Barn at the National Theatre and The Crucible earlier this year for Theater Basel.
The Doctor tickets are available from Tuesday, 24th September.