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Adelaide Festival:
The Doctor

Start 27 February
End 8 March
Venue Dunstan Playhouse Directions
Cost From $55
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Early 20th century play Professor Bernhardi is given a radical update in Robert Icke’s The Doctor, which places award-winning British stage veteran Juliet Stevenson (Bend It Like Beckham) at the heart of an ethical minefield as a doctor whose disagreement with a priest over how to treat a dying teenager sets off a chain reaction that draws national attention.

Touching upon contemporary themes of identity politics and social media outrage cycles, The Doctor drags the religious moral quandaries of Arthur Schnitzler’s 1912 original into a modern setting.

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