The Doctor

  • Hong Kong Arts Centre Shouson Theatre
  • 16.03.2024 - 01.04.2024

Dawn of the “Post-Truth” era: 

In a tussle between medical ethics and religious faith,

amidst a storm of public opinion, what is the value of “truth”?

A teenager is at death’s door after her botched abortion, and a priest hopes to perform the last rites. Yet Ruth, the doctor in charge, refuses this request out of medical concerns. The incident goes viral and becomes a hot topic on social media, with many clamouring for the hospital to make an official response. Shouldering the weight of her own career as well as the future of the hospital, Ruth is under attack. At the same time, she faces tremendous pressure that is in her private life…
The Doctor is a breakthrough contemporary drama that Robert Icke adapted from Viennese playwright Arthur Schnitzler’s Professor Bernhardi of 1912. The Doctor was nominated as Best New Play at the Olivier Awards in 2020.
Playing Ruth the doctor is former Assistant Artistic Director Fung Wai Hang, joined by outstanding HKRep company members as they delve into the “post-truth” era. With the online information blitz under attack by media pundits, opinions outflank facts and algorithms dictate the winds of change, rocking the very foundation of science, religion and civilisation. The Doctor dissects the furtive surface of our murky world, throwing down the gauntlet in search of truth for both cast and audience alike. We invite you to take this mind-blowing journey recounting an absurd tale of a professional scandal.
The Guardian ★★★★★ 
The Telegraph ★★★★★ 
Financial Times ★★★★★ 
The Sunday Times ★★★★★ 
WhatsOnStage ★★★★★ 
Daily Mail ★★★★★ 

Performance Date & Venue

  • Hong Kong Arts Centre Shouson Theatre
  • Cast▲ Chris Sun, Ng Ka Leung
    7:45pm 16-17, 21-22, 26-27, 30-31.3.2024

    Cast※ Man Sui Hing, Mercy Wong
    7:45pm 19-20, 23, 28-29.3.2024
    2:45pm 24.3, 1^.4.2024
  • $400 / $300 / $200

    Weekday Special (Applicable to Tue to Thu, except eve of Public Holidays and Public Holidays.)
    $360 / $260 / $180
  • ^Accessible Performance with Audio Description (Cantonese)    
    (Please call 2777 1771 to reserve the audio description device in advance)
  • Presented in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles
  • This programme contains adult content
  • Recommended for ages 16 and above

Ticketing Info

Early Bird Discounts

Available at POPTICKET from 11 – 24.7.2023, up to 30% discount!
(applicable to Liu Rushi, my Dear, Moscow Express, The Doctor and Black Box Productions – The Open Platform: The Spoon and The Bucket)
For HKRep Pals Members
  • Purchase 1 programme: 20% discount
  • Purchase 2-3 programmes: 25% discount
  • Purchase 4-5 programmes: 30% discount

For non-HKRep Pals Members
  • Purchase 2-3 programmes: 15% discount
  • Purchase 4-5 programmes: 25% discount

Other Ticket Discounts

50% discount for
  • Full-time Students (limited offer)
  • Senior Citizens aged 60 or above (limited offer)
  • People with disabilities & the minder. For purchase of each concessionary ticket for people with disabilities, the customer can purchase one ticket of same concession for a minder.
Early Bird Booking available at POPTICKET on 11-24.7.2023

Public sales available at URBTIX from 26.1.2024
Tickets for wheelchair zone will be available during public sales
Ticketing Enquiries
Online Booking
Programme Enquiries: 3103 5900

Cast & Production Team

Playwright Robert Icke (UK)
Translator Chris Shum
Co-Director Octavian Chan
Fung Wai Hang
Leading Cast Fung Wai Hang
Main Cast Chris Sun(Cast▲)
Man Sui Hing(Cast※)
Yu Hon Ting
Ng Ka Leung(Cast▲)
Mercy Wong(Cast※)
Karrie Tan
ManMan Kwok
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