The Doctor, by Robert Icke (Duke of York’s Theatre, London)

Director and writer: Robert Icke. Review by Ruth Tod.

'What struck me most about this story is the power of strongly-held beliefs to uphold our sense of identity and security, and thus divide us.' | Photo: Juliet Stevenson in ‘The Doctor’

This brilliant play exposed some of my worst fears about the future of human beings. The story turns round a well-known, highly successful doctor trying to save the life of a fourteen-year-old, who has contracted sepsis after a failed, self-administered abortion.

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