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 19-21, 26-27.3.2024 performances)
    $360 / $260 / $180
  • ^Accessible Performance with Audio Description (Cantonese)    
    (Please call 2777 1771 to reserve the audio description device in advance)
    24.3: with post-performance talk
  • Presented in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles
  • This programme contains adult content
  • Recommended for ages 16 and above
  • Latecomers and audience members who leave the auditorium will only be admitted at intermission

Ticketing Info

For HKRep Pals Members

15% discount

For HKRep Green Pals Members

30% 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.
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Cast & Production Team

Playwright Robert Icke (UK)
Translator Chris Shum
Co-Director Octavian Chan
Fung Wai Hang
Leading Cast Fung Wai Hang
Cast Chris Sun(Cast▲)
Man Sui Hing(Cast※)
Ng Ka Leung(Cast▲)
Mercy Wong(Cast※)
Yu Hon Ting
Karrie Tan
ManMan Kwok
Chan Kiu
Kalok Chan
Kiki Cheung
Wong Hiu Yee
Caroline Chan
Dramaturg Lai Sim Fong Zoe
Set Designer Jan Wong
Costume Designer Cindy Ho Pui Shan
Lighting Designer Leo Siu
Composer & Sound Designer KingKong Fung
Composer Heidi Law
Live Video Designer Lo Wing
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