Olivier Award winner Juliet Stevenson delivers 'one of the performances of the year' (Evening Standard) in the West End transfer of Robert Icke’s sold-out, five-star Almeida Theatre production of The Doctor at the Duke of York Theatre.
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 latest smash-hit by 'Britain’s best director' (Telegraph) is a 'provocative, wonderfully upsetting' (Independent) whirlwind of gender, race and identity politics, 'one of the peaks of the theatrical year' (Guardian) and a 'devastating play for today' (Financial Times).
Recommended for ages 14+.
The Doctor includes the discussion of suicide and the description of suicide methods. If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this production, you can get free support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year from the Samaritans. Visit samaritans.org or call 116 123 for free.
Access description: No steps from the street through 2 sets of swing doors into the foyer. Box Office is straight ahead. No steps to row D of Royal Circle, then 2 steps between each row. Staircases have handrails on both sides and all steps are highlighted. 20 steps down to Stalls and 23 up to Upper Circle (2 steps between rows in the Upper Circle).
Sound Amplification: Dual channel infra-red system with 12 headsets. This covers the whole auditorium except the front boxes. Headsets available from cloakroom. Portable induction loop at Box Office.
Guide Dogs: Guide dogs are allowed inside the auditorium, or staff can dog-sit if preferred. Maximum of 4 guide dogs per performance. You will be seated in an aisle seat. Provisions vary depending on production and customer requirements – please check when booking.
Disabled Access: 2 spaces for wheelchair users in the third row of the Royal Circle at C23 and C1. Transfer seating at D18 and D1. Wheelchairs stored in the cloakroom in the foyer or in the Royal Circle if there is room. Maximum of 2 wheelchair transferees and 1 scooter per performance.
Toilets: Women’s up 2 steps from the foyer. Men’s off Stalls bar and Men’s and Women’s off Circle bar.
Disabled Toilets: Adapted toilet at the back of the Royal Circle, on the right. The turning space is quite tight