Nadia Fall’s The Doctor’s Dilemma opens to rave reviews
July 23, 2012
Theatre director Nadia Fall's debut at the National Theatre, a revival of The Doctor's Dilemma starring Malcolm Sinclair, has opened to rave reviews.
In the Times, Libby Purves describes Nadia's direction as "a triumph", while the Telegraph's Dominic Cavendish said "Nadia Fall’s revival lends the work an air of lasting importance". Michael Billington of the Guardian praises Malcolm Sinclair, saying he "plays superbly" the character of Sir Ralph Bloomfield Bonington.
Read the reviews here:
The play, written in 1906 by George Bernard Shaw, follows Sir Colenso Ridgeon, who develops a revolutionary cure for tuberculosis. As a result of his medical breakthrough, he is faced with the dilemma of which patient to give it to: should he cure his poor, kindly medical colleague, or a gifted, but unpleasant, young artist? To complicate matters, the doctor has growing feelings for the latter’s young and vivacious wife, making it even harder for him to separate his motives for the decision.
The play asks the question – is any life worth saving at the expense of another?
Malcolm Sinclair plays Sir Ralph Bloomfield Bonington – a self-satisfied society doctor who has to decide who lives and who dies.
The Doctor’s Dilemma runs at the National Theatre from 17 July until the 12 September 2012.