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The full cast has been announced for the forthcoming West End transfer of Robert Icke’s The Doctor.
After a limited run at North London’s Almeida Theatre, the deeply moving play is set to transfer to the Duke Of York’s Theatre, where it will show from Saturday 18 April until Saturday 18 July 2020.
The Doctor stars Juliet Stevenson as Dr Ruth Wolff, who recently won the Critic’s Circle Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance during the show’s initial sold out run.
Alongside Stevenson, the West End transfer of The Doctor will see Mariah Louca (Queer Upstairs, Bumps), Daniel Rabin (King Lear, Mary Stuart), Joy Richardson (Mr Puntila And His Man Matti, Shakespeare in Love), Naomi Wirthner (Against, An Evening At The Talkhouse) and Hannah Ledwidge on drums return to the production.
Joining the production for The Doctor’s West End transfer will be Chris Colquhoun (Yellowman, Mary Stuart) Shelley Conn (The Roman Actor, The Island Princess), Anni Domingo (Three Sisters, Blood Wedding), Liv Hill (Top Girls), Jamie Parker (Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, Guys & Dolls), and Millicent Wong (The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe, The King of Hell’s Palace).
The Doctor is centred on Stevenson’s character Ruth Wolff, the Jewish Head Doctor of a private hospital who denies entry to a Catholic priest who has come to deliver the last rites to a young dying woman; a decision which divides not only the practice but also the entire nation.
Having received rave reviews during its initial run at the Almeida Theatre, the arrival of the play in the West End is met with huge anticipation.
The hit play has been nominated for three WhatsOnStage Awards, including Best New Play, Best Director for Robert Icke, and Best Actress in a play for Juliet Stevenson. The ceremony is due to take place in March 2020.
Tickets to see The Doctor at London’s Almeida Theatre are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.