By Robert Icke. Almeida Theatre. Adelaide Festival. Dunstan Playhouse. February 27 - March 8, 2020
Is there any middle ground between Science and Religion? Can medicine play God?
The Doctor is a clever reimagining of Arthur Schnitzler’s Professor Bernhardi. Starring Juliet Stevenson, this is an astonishingly thought-provoking piece of theatre- masterfully written, beautifully directed and superbly performed.
Schnitzler’s play, first performed in 1912, deals with Viennese antisemitism towards a Jewish doctor held to task for refusing a Catholic priest permission to administer the last rites to a dying patient.