UK TOUR DATES
30 MARCH – 04 APRIL THEATRE ROYAL BRIGHTON
Performances: Mon – Sat at 7.30pm & Thur/Sat 2.30pm
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06 APRIL – 11 APRIL RICHMOND THEATRE
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18 APRIL – 18 JULY 2020 DUKE OF YORK’S THEATRE
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JULIET STEVENSON WINS BEST ACTRESS AT THE CRITICS’ CIRCLE THEATRE AWARDS FOR HER PERFORMANCE IN ROBERT ICKE’S THE DOCTOR
★★★★★ The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Financial Times, Sunday Times, WhatsOnStage ★★★★ The Times, Evening Standard, The Observer, The Independent, The Stage, Metro
As rehearsals for its tour and West End transfer commence, multi-award winning actress Juliet Stevenson jointly wins the acclaimed Best Actress award at this year’s Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards for her portrayal of Dr Ruth Wolff in director, Robert Icke’s (The Wild Duck, Hamlet, Mary Stuart, Oresteia, 1984) sold-out, five-star Almeida Theatre production of The Doctor. In the most hotly-contested category of the year, the Critics’ Circle awarded this year’s Best Actress to both Juliet Stevenson for The Doctor and Sharon D Clarke for her role in Death Of A Salesman. This latest award for The Doctor follows Robert Icke’s Best Director award win, and Juliet’s Best Actress nomination, at the 65th Evening Standard Theatre Awards in November 2019. The production has also received nominations, including Best New Play, Best Director and Best Actress in a Play, ahead of the 20th Annual What’s On Stage Awards, which will be taking place in March 2020. Alongside Juliet Stevenson and returning to the production are, Mariah Louca, Daniel Rabin, Joy Richardson, Naomi Wirthner and Hannah Ledwidge on drums, with new cast members Chris Colquhoun, Shelley Conn, Anni Domingo, Liv Hill, Jamie Parker and Millicent Wong joining the production.
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 conversation around gender, race and identity, and a ‘devastating play for today’ (Financial Times).
Olivier Award winner, Juliet Stevenson, ‘delivers one of the peak performances of the theatrical year’ (The Guardian) in this ‘spell-binding’ (Evening Standard) production.
The Doctor transfers to the West End in April 2020, running at the Duke of York’s Theatre from 18April – 18 July 2020.
Prior to this, the production travels to Australia for the 2020 AdelaideFestival (27 February–8 March),as well as enjoying a limited run at the Theatre Royal Brighton (30 March – 4 April) and Richmond Theatre (6 April – 11 April), ahead of arriving in the West End.
The Doctor, by Robert Icke, very freely adapted from Arthur Schnitzler’s Professor Bernhardi, has been critically lauded since its opening at the Almeida in August 2019. Reunited from past productions (including Robert Icke’s Hamlet and Oedipus) the critically-acclaimed creative team for The Doctor includes designs by Hildegard Bechtler, lighting by Natasha Chivers and sound and composition by Tom Gibbons. Casting is by Julia Horan.
The Doctor is presented by The Ambassador Theatre Group & Almeida Theatre, Benjamin Lowy, Glass Half Full Productions, with Fiery Angel and Charles Diamond, in association with Scott Rudin and Sonia Friedman Productions.
Chris Colquhoun’s (Copley) stage credits include: One Night In Miami (Nottingham Playhouse); Mary Stuart (Almeida Theatre); Yellowman (Young Vic); The Lion King (UK Tour); The Believers (Tricycle Theatre); The Colour Purple (Menier Chocolate Factory); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Britannicus (Wilton’s Music Hall); Happy Now? (Hull Truck Theatre); Five Guys Named Moe (Theatre Royal Stratford East/Edinburgh International Festival); Troilus And Cressida (Shakespeare’s Globe);The Thief Of Baghdad (RoyalOperaHouse);Macbeth, Snake In The Fridge,The Way of the World and Three Sisters (Royal Exchange, Manchester);Saint Joan (National Theatre); Comedy of Errors, Moby Dick, King Lear, The Tempest and The Merchant of Venice (RSC); Simply Heavenly (Trafalgar Studios); Ain’t Misbehavin (Derby Playhouse); Angels In America (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield); The Slow Drag (Whitehall Theatre); Romeo And Juliet (US Tour); Woza Albert and Gates of Paradise (RSC Fringe); Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead, West Side Story and Camelot (Northern Theatre Co.); and DysfunctionIn My Bungalow(Theatr Clwyd). Chris’ screen credits include: Absentia; Ransom; Vera; Fleabag; Midsomer Murders; Flowers; Law and Order; The Crash; Missing; Coronation Street; The Bill; Belonging; Wire In The Blood; Casualty; North Square; Silent Witness; London Bridge; Band Of Gold; Shakespeare Shorts; iBoy; and Oh Happy Day.
Shelley Conn’s (Flint) stage credits include: The Roman Actor, The Island Princess and All’s Well That Ends Well (RSC); An Unsuitable Girl (Contact Theatre); The Vagina Monologues (Royal Festival Hall); Miss Julie (Tara Arts); and Muslim Voices (Royal Court). Shelley’s screen credits include: Liar; The Irregulars; The Rook; Deep State; Heartbeat; The Lottery; 24: Live Another Day; Terra Nova; Mistresses; W1A; Party Animals; Strike Back; Marchlands (The Oaks); Dead Set; Back; Raw; Charlie And The Chocolate Factory; How Do You Know; Nina’s Heavenly Delights; and Love Sarah. Shelley was also featured in Variety as one of the Top 10 Faces to Watch on TV.
Anni Domingo’s (Cyprian) stage credits include: Three Sisters (NationalTheatre);Blood Wedding (NationalTheatre);Bullet Hole (Park Theatre); Treasure Island (Birmingham Rep); National Health (Birmingham Rep); The Last Bloom (Traverse Theatre); Mind The Gap (Y Touring Theatre); The Crucible (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); The Children’s Hour (Royal Exchange, Manchester); Yerma (Royal Exchange, Manchester); Tartuffe, The Crucible and Suddenly Last Summer (Theatr Clwyd);The Miracle Worker; Blithe Spirit; Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Leicester Haymarket Theatre); Leicester; Raisin in the Sun, Dr Faustus and The Carver Chair (Contact Theatre); To Kill A Mocking Bird (Edinburgh Lyceum Theatre);No Boys Cricket Club (Theatre Royal Stratford East); This Is My Dream (Theatre Royal Stratford East);Livingstone and Sechele (Lyric Hammersmith); All’s Well that Ends Well (Oxford Stage Company); and Macbeth and Romeo And Juliet (US and West Indian Tour). Anni’s screen credits include: EastEnders; Trust Me; Tripped; Casualty; The Bill; Holby City; Wire in the Blood; Judge John Deed; The Wire; Rough Crossing; Wondrous Oblivion; Absolute Beginners; Passion of Remembrance; and Outland.
Liv Hill (Sami) made her stage debut in 2019 in Lyndsey Turner’s production of Top Girls at the National Theatre. In 2018 Liv was recognised as a Screen International Star Of Tomorrow 2018 following her portrayal of Ruby in Three Girls, which also saw her receive a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Liv’s other screen work includes: Elizabeth Is Missing; The Great; Snatchers – Reclaim The Night; Jellyfish (for which she won the Michael Powell Prize for Best Performance in a British Feature Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival); The Fight; The Little Stranger; and This Is The Winter.
Mariah Louca’s (Roberts) stage credits include: The Doctor (Almeida Theatre); Queer Upstairs (Royal Court); Bumps (Theatre 503); All Mad Cons (Lyric, Belfast); and Julius Caesar, Playing For Time, A Dream and The Sheffield Mysteries – 20 Tiny Plays About Sheffield (Crucible, Sheffield). Mariah’s screen credits include: Re-Displacement.
Jamie Parker’s (Father) stage credit include: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child (Palace Theatre/Lyric Theatre, Broadway – Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee for Best Actor in a Play); Guys & Dolls (Savoy Theatre); High Society (Old Vic); Assassins (Menier Chocolate Factory); Guys & Dolls, Holes In The Skin, The Coffee House, Seagulls, Drama, The Commuter and The Gondoliers (Chichester Festival Theatre); Candida (Theatre Royal Bath); Proof (Menier Chocolate Factory); Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (West Yorkshire Playhouse); King James Bible; The Revengers Tragedy (National Theatre); Racing Demon (Sheffield Crucible);Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead (Theatre Royal Haymarket/ChichesterFestival Theatre); Henry V, A New World and As You Like It (Shakespeare’sGlobe); Singer (Tricycle Theatre); At the Exit (Chichester Edge); BetweenThe Crosses (Jermyn Street Theatre); My Zinc Bed (Royal & Derngate Theatre); The History Boys (National Theatre/ Broadway); and Into the Woods, The Ragged Child and The Beggars Opera (NY Music Theatre). Jamie’s screen credits include 1917; The Lady In The Van; Valkyrie; The History Boys; Treadstone; The Cloud; Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrel; Lawless; Politician’s Husband; Parade’s End; Silk; The Hour; Burn Up; Horne and Corden; Imagine Van Gogh; Silent Witness; Maxwell; As If; Wire in the Blood; and Foyle’s War.
Daniel Rabin’s (Murphy) stage credits include: The Doctor (Almeida Theatre); King Lear (Duke of York’s Theatre); Mary Stuart (Duke of York’s Theatre/Almeida) Theatre; Hamlet (Almeida Theatre); 1984 (Playhouse Theatre); Pericles, The Winter’s Tale, King John, Tis Pity She’s A Whore, Anthony and Cleopatra and Holy Warriors (Shakespeare’s Globe);Oedipus (Nottingham Playhouse/Spoleto Festival); Ignorance (Hampstead Theatre); Blue Remembered Hills (Chichester Festival Theatre); The Bomb (Tricycle Theatre); The Great Game (Tricycle Theatre/US Tour/ The Pentagon); Sixty Six Books (The Bush Theatre); The Fever Chart (Trafalgar Studios/ Theatre Royal York); Enemy Of The People (Arcola Theatre); All Quiet On The Western Front (Nottingham Playhouse); Chicken Soup With Barley (Nottingham Playhouse); Shoreditch Madonna, Diamond & Jerusalem Syndrome (Soho Theatre); The Last Sortie (New End Theatre/Hampstead Theatre); and Seven Sonnets Of Michelangelo (Lyric Hammersmith). Daniel’s screen credits include: Doctors; The Royals; Game of Thrones; Ambassadors; Our Men; Holby City; Murder On The Homefront; Spooks; Henry – Mind Of A Tyrant; The Bill; Casualty; The Roman Mysteries; EastEnders; Money Can’t Buy You Love; Lilac’s Laughter; Mind The Gap; Two’s Company; The Penalty King; Bury It; and Susie Gold.
Joy Richardson’s (Charlie) stage credit include: The Doctor (Almeida Theatre); Mr Puntila And His Man Matti (Almeida); Shakespeare in Love (Noël Coward Theatre); The Royal Family (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, The Maids Tragedy and The Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare’s Globe); To Kill A Mockingbird and Ridley Walker (Royal Exchange, Manchester). Joy’s screen credits include: Small Axe; The Long Song; Casualty; Silent Witness; Mrs Wilson; Press; Legends of Tomorrow; Walliams and Friend; The Comic Strip Presents – Red Top; Doctors; Holby City; Family Man; Trial And Retribution; Judge John Deed; McCready and Daughter; TheBill; Agony Again; Bambino Mio; Rhinoceros; Sitting In Limbo; Children of Men; Ballet Neg; and Tug Of Love.
Juliet Stevenson’s (Ruth Wolff) previous work at the Almeida includes Mary Stuart, Hamlet and Duet for One (all also West End). She has worked extensively for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and the Royal Court, winning an Olivier award for her performance as Paulina in Death and The Maiden in 1991. Her other most recent theatre credits include Wings and Happy Days at the Young Vic. Her films include Let Me Go; Truly, Madly, Deeply; Bend it Like Beckham; When Did You Last See Your Father?; Being Julia; Pierrepoint; Mona Lisa Smile and Departure. Recent television work includes Riviera; One of Us; The Enfield Haunting; Atlantis and The Village. Other television work includes Place of Execution; The Accused; The Hour and White Heat. She was awarded the CBE in 1999. In addition to her Olivier award, she has been nominated a further four times and is five times BAFTA nominated for her film and television work.
Naomi Wirthner’s (Ebenwald) stage credits include:The Doctor (Almeida Theatre);Against (Almeida Theatre);An Evening At The Talkhouse (National Theatre); An Oak Tree (National Theatre); Blood Wedding (Metta Theatre); Splash Hatch On The E Going Down (Donmar Warehouse); Marat Sade (National Theatre); Fair Ladies At A Game Of Poem Cards (National Theatre); Madman Of The Balcony (Gate Theatre); States Of Shock (Salisbury Playhouse); The Bite Of The Night, Measure for Measure, Cymbeline, Have and The Taming of the Shrew(RSC); The Wizard of Oz (DerbyPlayhouse);Sunday’s Children (Derby Playhouse); Top Girls (Sherman Theatre); Three Sisters (Theatr Clywd); The Crucible (Pitlochry Festival Theatre); School For Scandal (Pitlochry Festival Theatre); Kes (Contact Theatre, Manchester); and Tokens Of Affection (Northern Studio). Naomi’s screen credits include: Fiona’s Story; Babyfather; Wycliffe; Soldier Soldier; Between the Lines; and El Cid.
Millicent Wong’s (Junior) stage credits include: The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe (Bridge Theatre); The King of Hell’s Palace (Hampstead Theatre); and Pah-La (Royal Court). Millicent’s screen credits include: Dracula.
Hannah Ledwidge (Drums) is a multi-instrumentalist (drums, keyboard, bass guitar, electric guitar and acoustic guitar), music producer and entrepreneur. She studied Music Performance and Production at the London Centre of Contemporary Music and Berklee Music College in Boston USA. She has performed at several top venues including Wembley stadium and Jazz Café. Her versatility has seen her play different music genres from punk rock, jazz to hip hop and is the founder of Adlib Music Ltd. Previous theatre includes The Doctor (Almeida Theatre) and This Egg Theatre Company, and she is currently producing and playing music with various music and theatre companies including Streets Music.
The Doctor was Robert Icke’s final production as Associate Director at the Almeida Theatre. His work at the Almeida includes adapting and directing The Wild Duck, Mary Stuart (also West End), Uncle Vanya, Oresteia (also West End) and 1984 (co-created with Duncan Macmillan, also Broadway, West End, national and international tours). As director, his other Almeida productions include Hamlet (also West End and screened on BBC2), The Fever and Mr Burns. Elsewhere, his recent work includes The Crucible (Theater Basel), Oedipus (Toneelgroep Amsterdam and Edinburgh International Festival) and Orestie (Schauspiel Stuttgart, awarded the Kurt-Hubner-Regiepreis). His future work includes Ivanov (Schauspiel Stuttgart) and Children of Nora (Toneelgroep Amsterdam). He has won the UK Theatre Award, the Critics’ Circle Award and the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Director, and is the youngest ever winner of the Olivier Award for Best Director.
Arthur Schnitzler (1862 – 1931) was an Austrian playwright and novelist. His plays include La Ronde (reworked by David Hare as The Blue Room at the Donmar Warehouse in 1998); Anatol; Flirtation; Fair Game; Light-O-Love; Paracelsus; The Vast Domain and The Green Cockatoo. The Almeida Theatre makes brave new work that asks big questions: of plays, of theatre and of the world around us. It brings together the most exciting artists to take risks; to provoke, inspire and surprise audiences; to interrogate the present, dig up the past and imagine the future. The Almeida makes argument for theatre as an essential force in an increasingly fragmented society.
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