‘The Doctor’, starring Juliet Stevenson, releases West End production pictures

The show will play for a strictly limited run until mid-December, reuniting part of its original cast but also welcoming new actors to the team. A smash hit that also marks the third collaboration between its director and Stevenson to transfer to the West End, the production will also celebrate the nation’s health services, offering over 3 thousand stall tickets at a very low price available only for its workers.

In the middle of what seems like an unstoppable rampage of star-led productions, London’s Duke of York’s Theatre continues to welcome A-list names to its marquees – apparently not puttung a halt to it at least until the very end of this year. After receiving critical acclaim upon its world premiere at the Almeida Theatre back in 2019, Robert Icke’s The Doctor has finally landed on the West End, to pay, though, a very short visit of scarcely two months and a half. But just as unique as its visit will be, so is the actress in charge of giving life, voice and soul to its main part, as Juliet Stevenson, the same one who originated the character during the play’s first run, will be reprising her role also this time – and after the first performances on St. Martin’s Lane, we finally get to see the whole medical team onstage.

Loosely based on Arthur Schnitzler’s Professor Bernhardi, the plot centers around a ongoing reality that somehow looks closer than ever these days: “in a divisive time, in a divided nation, a society takes sides”. Directed by Icke himself, the cast is completed by Christopher Osikanlu Colquhoun (The Lion King), Mariah Louca (Best Of Enemies), Daniel Rabin (King Lear), Naomi Wirthner (An Evening At The Talkhouse) and Hannah Ledwidge on drums – all of them returning to the play. In addition, the West End will also features several newcomers, including Doña Croll (The Heresy of Love), Juliet Garricks (100 Paintings), Preeya Kalidas (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), John Mackay (Oresteia), Matilda Tucker (The Snow Queen) and Sabrina Wu. 

Produced by The Ambassador Theatre Group & Almeida Theatre and Gavin Kalin, among others, the creative team also include designs by Hildegard Bechtler, lighting by Natasha Chivers, sound and composition by Tom Gibbons. The third collaboration between Icke and Stevenson to transfer to the West End (previous ones being Mary Stuart in 2018 and Oresteia in 2015), this montage will also celebrate the people belonging to its setting, as 3800 STALLS TICKETS – PRICED AT JUST £25 will be available across the run exclusively for NHS employees and blue light workers (which includes emergency services, those who work in the social care sector and the armed forces).

The Doctor will play for a strictly limited run until 11 December. Tickets are available on the following link.

By Guillermo Názara

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