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‘Juliet Stevenson is a marvel’: THE DOCTOR – Duke of York’s Theatre ★★★★

In London theatre, Opinion, Other Recent Articles, Plays, Reviews by Libby PurvesLeave a Comment

This is the return of Robert Icke’s modern version of Schnitzler’s 1912 play The Doctor, transferred from he Almeida. And no question, it is an opportunity to see one of the finest stage actors of the age – Juliet Stevenson – firing on all cylinders at the centre of a painfully topical play.

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‘Couldn’t be more timely’: PLACE PRINTS 1-4 (Online review)

In Audio, Native, Online shows, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by John ChapmanLeave a Comment

Place Prints is a fascinating audio series from writer David Rudkin about places in the UK. There are certain locations where that sense of the past is much stronger than in others. These places have their own stories and voices and Rudkin tells them with a sense of lyricism from which contemporary writers might well learn.

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‘Too many issues for any one play to carry’: THE DOCTOR – Almeida Theatre

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Tom BoltonLeave a Comment

Robert Icke’s final production for the Almeida, after spectacular successes including Mary Stuart, Andrew Scott’s Hamlet and The Wild Duck, is a complete reworking of a play by Arthur Schnitzler. He rips the original play, Professor Bernhardi, out of its turn-of-the-century Vienna setting, and drops it into the information age in The Doctor.