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Juliet Stevenson in The Doctor. Photo by Manuel Harlan

Juliet Stevenson in The Doctor. Photo by Manuel Harlan

London Theatre News Today: Monday 25 November

Hira Desai

By Hira Desai First Published 25 November 2019, Last Updated 26 November 2019

This weekend, Robert Icke won the esteemed 65th Evening Standard Theatre Award for the The Doctor, ahead of it’s West End transfer in 2020.

Picking up the award for Best Director, a joint award for The Doctor and his production of The Wild Duck at the Almeida in 2018, he said:

“I’m delighted to have received this award this evening and equally delighted that we are taking The Doctor not only to the Adelaide Festival but on a short UK tour. …taking work beyond London is vital and I am therefore thrilled that many more people will have access to this production and to Juliet’s luminous performance.”

His sold-out Almeida production of The Doctor will travel to Australia for the 2020 Adelaide Festival, as well as enjoying a limited run at the Theatre Royal Bright and Richmond Theatre before extending its run at the Duke of York’s Theatre with an additional ten performances from 18 April until 18 July 2020.

Olivier Award-winner Juliet Stevenson will continue to star as Professor Ruth Wolff, a doctor who finds herself in the middle of a media storm after she refuses to allow a priest to administer last rights to a young girl dying from a self-administered abortion.

Juliet Stevenson and Joy Richardson in The Doctor. Photo by Manuel HarlanJuliet Stevenson and Joy Richardson in The Doctor. Photo by Manuel Harlan

The spellbinding West End smash hit, Wicked, has today announced over 500,000 new tickets for all performances from Monday 25 May until Saturday 28 November 2020 at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre. Having already been seen by 10 million people in London alone, this sensational musical is staying true to it’s name.

For those hoping to catch a show over the Christmas holidays, we are excited to announce that new tickets are now on sale for the following 12 extra shows: Monday 23 December at 2.30pm, Friday 27 December at 2.30pm, Sunday 29 December at 2.30pm & 7.30pm and Tuesday 31 December 2019 at 2.30pm; Thursday 2 January at 2.30pm, Friday 3 January at 2.30pm, Thursday 20 February at 2.30pm, Thursday 9 April at 2.30pm, Thursday 13 August at 2.30pm, Thursday 27 August at 2.30pm and Thursday 29 October 2020 at 2.30pm. You can book for all of these through Official London Theatre, using our link below!

As the 9th longest running West End musical of all time (and the 13th longest running West End show of all time), this show is flying high. Check out some of our favourite Wicked moments from over the years below.

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