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Experience the remarkable true story of Dr Semmelweis. A medical maverick's fight for truth, brilliantly portrayed by Oscar-winner Mark Rylance. Get your tickets to the Dr Semmelweis play in London and witness a slice of history coming to life on stage.

Why Watch Dr Semmelweis

Embark on a transformative journey with Dr Semmelweis, an immersive drama that breathes life into an integral chapter of medical history. With your tickets to Dr Semmelweis play, London, be prepared to witness the extraordinary performance of Academy Award-winning actor Mark Rylance, who impeccably embodies the pioneering physician. The unique vision of director Tom Morris, the original idea by Mark Rylance and the poignant script of Stephen Brown come together to create a moving narrative that has already won accolades in its initial run at Bristol Old Vic. This is not merely a show but an enlightening exploration of resilience against systemic pushback. Experience this remarkable tale that holds relevance even today by booking your tickets to Dr Semmelweis play now!

The Story

Dr Semmelweis is a riveting drama that unfolds the story of a revolutionary physician, Dr Ignaz Semmelweis. Amidst 19th-century Vienna's harrowing childbed fever epidemic, Semmelweis stumbles upon a life-saving discovery, only to face scepticism and scorn from his peers. Will his revelation transform maternal healthcare, or will it be buried in disbelief? To find out, grab your tickets to Dr Semmelweis play in London and delve into this engrossing journey through a transformative chapter of medical history.

Great For

Drama Lovers | Fans of True Stoies | Medical History Enthusiasts

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Show Details

Genre: Play

Duration: 2 hr 30 min with 20 min interval

Audience: Suitable for 14+

Opening Date: 28 Jun 2023

Closing Date: 7 Oct 2023

Theatre Name: Harold Pinter Theatre

Theatre Capacity: 799

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Theatre Facilities: Cloakroom, Bar, Restrooms

Dress Code: Smart casual

Cast & Crew

Leading Roles

Mark Rylance as Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis

Original Idea

Mark Rylance


Stephen Brown


Tom Morris

Additional Tips

  • Keep in mind, most London theaters are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly. Bring along a light jacket if needed.

  • This production contains references to suicide, and infant and maternal mortality. Viewer discretion is advised.

  • You will receive an email with your Dr Semmelweis voucher. Please display the same on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID.
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