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Robert Icke is back at The Armory with a new epic production.
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About The Doctor

See a riveting, complex character study with surgical precision at The Doctor starring Juliet Stevenson.

Fans of Grey’s Anatomy and Scrubs can now see a medical drama unfold on stage — but unlike those shows, The Doctor is no melodrama. The show follows Professor Ruth Wolff, a doctor who makes a controversial medical decision that puts her at the center of a fiery public debate. Don’t miss this “masterful” performance as Ruth transforms from “a callous doctor with [ ] a booming voice to a fragile, vulnerable woman who loses everything that forms her identity," London Theatre raves.

Take a prime seat in the court of public opinion and watch the doctor’s case unfold, with her career and reputation on the line. What will your verdict be? The Doctor isn’t an interactive show, but you’ll inevitably prescribe your own judgment — or maybe wrestle with the play’s questions long after you leave.

Make your appointment with The Doctor this summer.

Run time

2 hrs 45 mins (incl. one intermission).

Start date

June 3rd, 2023

End date

August 19th, 2023

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988 Reviews

DOUG Rob NYC

DOUG Rob NYC

770 Reviews | 424 Followers
95
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Disappointing, Absorbing

See it if A play on science vs religion with a twist of race, gender & sexuality to the plot. Excellent acting & clever script.

Don’t see it if If any of the above topics make you uncomfortable then skip this one.

Sing out Louise

Sing out Louise

254 Reviews | 222 Followers
85
Prescription of identity

See it if Juliet Stevenson leads this tremendous ensemble! Will challenge your views.

Don’t see it if medicine, racism, religion, gender, unconscious biases, identity, antisemitism, abortion, suicide, dementia, privilege, politics.

Elisa 9119

Elisa 9119

615 Reviews | 286 Followers
89
Relevant, Profound, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if A powerful social historic play on themes of racial/religious diff,antisemitism, careerism,mortality&political intrigue,perf by a stg cast*

Don’t see it if The run time may intimidate you.PLS be patient, and don't leave at intermission;2nd act pays off. 2H 45MINS.

chris_

chris_

303 Reviews | 105 Followers
95
Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy dialogue driven plays with excellent writing and acting that make you think.

Don’t see it if heavy topics or the long run time will be a problem.

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The Doctor cast and creative team

By: Robert Icke, adapted from Professor Bernhardi by Arthur Schnitzler
Director: Robert Icke
Cast list: Christopher Osikanlu Colquhoun, Mariah Louca, Daniel Rabin, Naomi Wirthner, Hanna Ledwidge (as drummer)
Design: Hildegard Bechtler
Costumes: Hildegard Bechtler  Lighting: Natasha Chivers
Sound: Tom Gibbons
Other info: Original music by Tom Gibbons

Venue

643 Park Avenue, New York, NY, United States, 10065

More information about The Doctor

The Doctor is written and directed by Robert Icke, who premiered the show at London’s Almeida Theatre in 2019. Critical acclaim earned it a West End transfer, and The Doctor now makes its New York debut.

Lead actress Juliet Stevenson has been with the show at every stage. She’s a veteran of the London stage and screen, winning an Olivier Award for starring in Death and the Maiden in London’s West End. She’s also a three-time BAFTA Award nominee for A Doll's House, Accused, and The Politician's Wife. Her other most famous credits include Bend It Like Beckham and Emma, starring Gwyneth Paltrow.

What to Watch For

  • The Doctor is loosely based on Arthur Schnitzler’s 1912 play Professor Bernhardi. Like The Doctor, that show follows the controversy over a Jewish doctor refusing a priest’s last rites for a dying patient.
  • Differences between The Doctor and Professor Bernhardi include that the title doctor is a woman instead of a man and the show is set in London instead of Vienna. The Doctor explores how modern media propels the controversy into the mainstream.
  • Icke is a fixture of the Off-Broadway venue Park Avenue Armory. His adaptations of Shakespeare's Hamlet and Aeschylus's Oresteia went up there in 2022, and his adaptation of Ibsen’s Enemy of the People in 2021.
  • The Park Avenue Armory used to be an actual armory! The Wade Thompson Drill Hall, where troops once trained and stored supplies, is now the multipurpose event space where The Doctor in New York is performed.
  • Icke has directed Stevenson in several other plays in London, including Hamlet and Mary Stuart.
  • Multiple hit plays from London have found equal success playing the Armory. A recent example is The Lehman Trilogy, which went on from the Park Avenue Armory to a Tony-winning Broadway run.

Tickets

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