Dr Semmelweis Tickets

Mark Rylance returns to the West End in this harrowing new drama.
Dr Semmelweis  Tickets
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Dr Semmelweis  Tickets

About Dr Semmelweis

Sonia Friedman Productions and the National Theatre present the Bristol Old Vic Production DR SEMMELWEIS by Stephen Brown with Mark Rylance.

Based on an original idea by Mark Rylance, developed at the NT Studio.

***** (The Sunday Times) Mark Rylance stars as the real-life 19th century maverick doctor Ignaz Semmelweis, whose revolutionary discovery will save countless new mothers' lives - if he can convince the very medical establishment it incriminates. Following a “smash hit” (Mail on Sunday) run at Bristol Old Vic, this “compelling new drama” (The Telegraph) comes to the West End this summer

Run time

2 hours 30 minutes (with one interval)

Start date

June 28th, 2023

End date

October 7th, 2023



Age Guidance 14 +. This production contains references to suicide, infant and maternal mortality, as well as detailed descriptions of operations, cadavers, and disease.


Audiences Say
Absorbing, Great acting, Clever, Intelligent, Entertaining

136 reviews on Show-Score

Exquisite direction, Engrossing, Mark rylance!
87 / 100
Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing
85 / 100
Pedro N
Dramatic, Intense, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing
95 / 100
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
85 / 100
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Production note
References to suicide, and infant and maternal mortality. The production is not able to guarantee the appearance of any specific actor due to illness or unforeseen circumstances.


Harold Pinter Theatre

6 Panton Street, London, United Kingdom, SW1Y 4DN


Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Haymarket) 3, 6, 12, 13, 19, 23, 38, 88, 139; (Piccadilly Circus) 14, 22, 94
Night bus numbers: (Haymarket) 6, 12, 23, 139, 88, N3, N13, N18, N19, N38, N97, N136, N550, N551; (Piccadilly Circus) 14, 94, N22
Car park: Leicester Square, Whitcomb Street (1min)
Directions from tube: (3mins) Take Coventry Street up to Oxendon Road; the theatre is 100 metres along on the right.

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