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ITA Live Encore: The Doctor


ITA Live Encore: The Doctor

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ITA Live Encore: The Doctor
ITA Ensemble / Robert Icke

ITA Live Encore: Experience the very best of the ITA Ensemble, from the comfort of your own home.

Robert Icke is referred to as the great talent of British theatre and will be our resident director for the next few years. He has a warm heart for the classics, which he adapts in his own personal and radical way. We have already seen this with Oedipus, Children of Nora and Judas, which he wrote and directed especially for ITA. Once again, he is making a contemporary adaptation, this time of Professor Bernhardi by Arthur Schnitzler.

Duration 165 minutes
Genre theatre
Language Dutch
Subtitles English
Stream Saturday May 25

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About The doctor

A girl lies dying in a hospital room. A priest wants to enter, but her doctor won't allow it. This is also how Professor Bernhardi from 1912 by the Austrian playwright and general practitioner Arthur Schnitzler begins, on which The Doctor is based. In Robert Icke's adaptation, the Jewish doctor Bernhardi has become a woman, Ruth Wolff.

The incident brings her into such heavy external fire that the survival of her hospital is threatened. At the same time, a colleague takes advantage of the case to bend an internal appointment procedure to his will.
In addition, Icke added the complexity of external opinions and relationships as a story engine. Racial prejudices and hidden agendas make The Doctor a thriller in which conflicting views about ourselves and the world form an explosive cocktail.

The Doctor was selected for the Dutch Theater Festival 2022 as one of the best twelve performances of the previous season. The actors Janni Goslinga and Ilke Paddenburg were nominated for the Theo d'or and Colombina, respectively.


De Volkskrant

‘Sparkles and fizzes, and also touches deeply on a human level. (...) Accessible, smooth and often very witty. (...) Breathtaking role of Janni Goslinga.’


‘Fascinating essay about gender inequality, racism and class differences.’


‘Impressive production.’


'Wonderful cast, text and staging.’

De Telegraaf

‘An overwhelming and interesting piece that invites to a long afterglow. (...) Great acting.'


The production includes a discussion of suicide and describes suicide methods.

If you are affected by any of the issues raised in this production, you can always call the national suicide prevention helpline 113 free of charge. You can call completely anonymously (0800-0113) or chat. The helpline is open 24/7.

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written and directed by Robert Icke
very freely adapted from Professor Bernhardi by Arthur Schnitzler
translation Aus Greidanus jr.
scenography and costume design Hildegard Bechtler
lighting design Natasha Chivers
sound design and composition Tom Gibbons
original producer Almeida Theater
assistant director Daniel ’t Hoen, Joshua Higgott, Chloé Harris (intern)
assistant scenography Ramón Huijbrechts, Leanne Vandenbussche (rehearsals)
assistant costume design Leanne Vandenbussche
assistant sound design Johnny Edwards
cast Aus Greidanus jr., Bart Slegers, Dewi Reijs, Farida van den Stoom, Frieda Barnhard, Ilke Paddenburg, Iris Amber Stenger, Janni Goslinga, Joy Delima, Maria Kraakman, Nadia Amin, Nina de Jong (musician)
assistant dramaturgy Maria Luttikhuis
head of technical department Reyer Meeter
head of artistic bureau Loesje Riethof
casting advice Hans Kemna
production leader Kiki Meijerhoven, Edith den Hamer
technical staff Stijn van der Leeuw (stage manager), Boy van Maasakker, Erwin Sterk, Hero Kaspers, Jip van t Veer, Michel Smouter, Paul Meijer, Pepijn van Beek, Pieter Roodbeen, Ruud de Vos, Wouter Pieters
surtitles Suzanne Soeverein
hair and make-up Yara Foster, David Verswijveren
costume department Wim van Vliet (head), Farida Bouhbouh
tailor Suzanne Kollen
photography Dim Balsem
graphic design Sara Fortuin, Studio ITA
publicity Natasa Cvjetkovic


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