Wednesday, December 7

Tag: The Doctor

The Doctor – Duke of York’s Theatre
London

The Doctor – Duke of York’s Theatre

Almeida Theatre's production of Robert Icke's The Doctor has now transferred to the West End. The play begins as Professor Ruth Wolff, founding member and director of the Elizabeth Institute, which undertakes groundbreaking research into Alzheimer's, is caring for a young girl in the final hours of her life. A Roman Catholic priest demands to be allowed to perform final rites to the dying girl on the grounds that her parents are Catholics. The Doctor refuses, on the grounds that the girl's religious beliefs are unknown, and the presence of the priest would disrupt what would otherwise be a peaceful death. An altercation ensues, the consequences of which have profound consequences both for the Doctor and her institution. Around this simple event Icke has written a most fascinating, enga...