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Dr Semmelweis
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28 Jun 2023 - 07 Oct 2023
2 hr 30 min with interval
Suitable for 14+

Why Watch Dr Semmelweis?

  • Dr Semmelweis at Harold Pinter Theatre stars Oscar-winner Mark Rylance in a riveting medical drama. Don't miss his brilliant portrayal!
  • The play unravels the real-life tale of Dr Ignaz Semmelweis, whose discovery forever altered maternal healthcare.
  • Directed by Tom Morris of 'War Horse' fame and scripted by Stephen Brown, the team guarantees a top-notch production.
  • After a successful run at Bristol Old Vic, Dr Semmelweis is ready to captivate West End. Secure your tickets for Dr Semmelweis play in London now!

About Show

Show Details

Age Suitability


Immerse yourself in a riveting drama as you secure your tickets to Dr Semmelweis play in London and witness Mark Rylance, the Academy Award-winning actor, take on the powerful role of the trailblazing doctor. With a highly reputed creative team featuring Tom Morris and Stephen Brown, the drama offers a fascinating glimpse into a critical turning point in medical history. Rylance's extraordinary performance, coupled with Morris' stellar direction and Brown's captivating writing, weaves a compelling narrative that is sure to leave audiences breathless. After a successful run at the Bristol Old Vic, the accolades for Dr Semmelweis only continue to grow, amplifying the buzz around this West End show. Grab your tickets to Dr Semmelweis play in London now!

The Story

Dr Semmelweis is a gripping drama inspired by the groundbreaking work of 19th-century physician Dr Ignaz Semmelweis. When new mothers in Vienna are ravaged by childbed fever, Dr Semmelweis makes a crucial discovery. Despite his innovative findings, he battles scepticism and scorn from his peers. In his relentless pursuit of changing medical practice, Dr Semmelweis risks his professional reputation and sanity. Book your tickets Dr Semmelweis play in London to witness this transformative journey that forever altered the landscape of maternal healthcare.

Show Timings

  • Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri: 7:30 PM
  • Thu & Sat: 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM
  • Audio Described Performance: 12th August at 2.30pm
  • Captioned Performance: 26th August at 2.30pm
  • BSL Performance: 7th September at 7.30pm
  • Show timings for Dr Semmelweis may vary every week. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.

Cast & Crew

  • Leading Roles: Mark Rylance
  • Original Idea: Mark Rylance
  • Writer: Stephen Brown
  • Direction: Tom Morris

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

  • This show is suitable for ages 14+.
  • This production contains references to suicide, and infant and maternal mortality. Viewer discretion is advised.
  • Please keep in mind that London theatres do not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

Dr Semmelweis Tickets

Book online tickets for Dr Semmelweis play in London.

Booking Period: From 28 Jun to 7 Oct 2023

Tickets Redemption

  • E-tickets will be provided when you check in online.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your Dr Semmelweis voucher instantly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. A physical printout is not necessary.

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

Harold Pinter Theatre

The Harold Pinter Theatre, a gem of the West End since 1881, is known for its distinctly Victorian architecture and intimate atmosphere. It has hosted a range of illustrious productions from comedies to hard-hitting dramas, showcasing the talent of renowned figures like Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Judi Dench. With a rich legacy of showcasing critically acclaimed productions, Dr Semmelweis is a fitting addition to its illustrious history.

Seating Capacity: 799

Harold Pinter Theatre Seating Plan will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: Panton St, London SW1Y 4DN, United Kingdom

Tube: The closest tube station is the Piccadilly Circus

Train: The nearest train station is Charing Cross Station

Bus: Bus numbers servicing the area include 14, 19, 24, 29, 38, or 176 to Leicester Square or Haymarket

Available Facilities: Bar, Restrooms, Cloakroom

Accessibility: Accessible Toilets, Wheelchairs Available, Access Performances, Access Parking, Visual & Hearing Assistance

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Harold Pinter Theatre.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear or semi-formals are recommended. Keep in mind, that most London theatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dr Semmelweis Tickets

How do I buy tickets to Dr Semmelweis play in London?

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How much do the tickets to Dr Semmelweis in London cost?

The cost of the tickets to Dr Semmelweis play in London will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

How can I buy cheap or discounted tickets to Dr Semmelweis play in London?

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How can I buy last-minute tickets to Dr Semmelweis play in London?

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Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discounted tickets to Dr Semmelweis play in London?

Booking tickets to Dr Semmelweis play in London online will give you the opportunity to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view seating. But if you try your luck with lottery tickets or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.

What is the opening date for Dr Semmelweis?

Dr Semmelweis opened on 28 Jun 2023 at Harold Pinter Theatre.

What age is Dr Semmelweis appropriate for?

Dr Semmelweis is suitable for ages 14 and above.

Where is Dr Semmelweis playing in London?

Dr Semmelweis is playing at Harold Pinter Theatre in London and opened on 28 Jun 2023.

How long does Dr Semmelweis run for?

The running time of Dr Semmelweis is 2 hours and 30 mins with a 20 min interval.

What is Dr Semmelweis about?

Dr Semmelweis is a historical drama about the 19th-century physician, Dr Ignaz Semmelweis, who revolutionises maternal healthcare through his pioneering discovery amidst scepticism and resistance.

Who is the main star of Dr Semmelweis?

The main star of Dr Semmelweis is Mark Rylance.

What is the dress code while attending Dr Semmelweis?

There is no specific dress code at West End. However, it is prudent to dress in semi-formals or smart casuals and something comfortable. Carry a light sweater or a jacket as the theatre can get a bit chilly.

Is outside food allowed while attending Dr Semmelweis?

No, outside food is not allowed while attending Dr Semmelweis. Most theatres do have a cafeteria or bar inside the premises where you can get snacks and drinks.

What are the facilities available at Harold Pinter Theatre?

Harold Pinter Theatre has multiple facilities including a bar, cloakroom, and toilets available for the audiences during Dr Semmelweis.

Can I take pictures or videos of Dr Semmelweis inside the theatre?

Photography, videography, and sound recording are prohibited inside the theatre. Some theatres do have a souvenir shop from where you can purchase pictures of stills of the show.

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