The Doctor
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The Doctor

The Doctor London Reviews and Tickets

(62 Ratings)
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Clever, Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

About the Show

A reimagining of Schnitzler's 1912 medical drama starring Olivier Award winner, Juliet Stevenson.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (62)

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494 Reviews | 123 Followers
Intelligent, Outstanding lead performance, Must see!

See it if you're looking for a play that summarizes today's social issues in smart, articulate & powerful ways, with an unforgettable lead & direction

Don't see it if you're willing to miss what's arguably the best new play on the West End in years, a theatrical tour-de-force that will leave you speechless Read more

570 Reviews | 87 Followers
Edgy, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you like a serious show about a serious topic.Pace is fast.Acting is superb.Writing is top notch.Do not miss this one.A real gem.

Don't see it if you are looking for a musical comedy or a lightweight piece of fluff.This has something to say, and it says it very well.

176 Reviews | 11 Followers
Intense, Edgy, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if One of the best stage performances you will see from Juliet Stevenson

Don't see it if You don't like intense plays dealing with difficult subject matter.

106 Reviews | 12 Followers
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like funny, intelligent fast-paced shows

Don't see it if You don't like dialogue heavy shows

53 Reviews | 6 Followers
Devastating, Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Juliette Stevenson is outstanding. The show brings you up and tears you down.

Don't see it if It’s got a lot of triggering scenarios so be weary of that.

82 Reviews | 5 Followers
Clever, Absorbing

See it if like great though-provoking plays

Don't see it if you don't like plays or conversations about cancel culture or dying

85 Reviews | 7 Followers
Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like contemporary serious drama.

Don't see it if You are affected or sensitive to the topics this show presents.

161 Reviews | 28 Followers
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you want to see an incredibly intense discussion on identity and ethics, with some fantastic acting performances.

Don't see it if you're looking for something unchallenging and lighthearted. This proved an very difficult watch, though for all the right reasons.

Critic Reviews (10)

The London Evening Standard
October 11th, 2022

"No play in the past 10 years has felt more tense, challenging, and intellectually provoking than this one."
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Time Out London
October 12th, 2022

"It’s a magnificently tense production, with a superb live drum soundtrack from musician Hannah Ledwidge, perched theatrically up above the stage."
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The Telegraph (UK)
October 10th, 2022

"At almost three hours, it’s a long evening, yet it’s a hugely rewarding one too. "
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The Times (UK)
October 11th, 2022

"'The Doctor' may just be the pick of them. It is a complex, provocative evening that is rich in empathy and intelligence alike."
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The Stage (UK)
October 10th, 2022

"Icke’s rigorous, visceral rethink of the attractions and dangers of these a vital and immensely timely addition to the West End."
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October 10th, 2022

"In this fast-paced, digitally-driven world, the force of Icke's work has been dampened by the shifting tides of global events...But Juliet Stevenson's unquenchable, indefatigable performance is transcendent. It has to be seen to be believed."
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Shy Strange Manic
October 10th, 2022

The Doctor is a fast-paced, intelligent, powerhouse of a play that bolts right out of the gates on a journey of spiralling identity politics and cancel culture that doesn’t relent until its final scenes. Juliet Stevenson in her role as Ruth Wolff delivers a masterclass in acting.
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London Theatre
October 10th, 2022

"'The Doctor' sits on a wider table allowing more audiences to understand what makes a person. The Doctor is the dramatic equivalent of a scientific breakthrough."
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