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One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

matt-One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest A dramatic comedy by Dale Wasserman, adapted from the novel by Ken Kesey Directed by Catherine Garside Season 2 2017: 25 May to 10 June By special arrangement with Origin Theatrical Pty Ltd (Samuel French)

This powerful American drama was made famous by the movie of the same name, starring Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher and Danny De Vito.

Convicted felon Randle McMurphy charms his way onto a psych ward thinking it's surely the easy way to serve out a six-month prison term. There he encounters Nurse Ratched, a disciplined and extremely focused agent of authority.

Randle uses his charisma and humour to breathe life into the ward and lead the other patients into open rebellion. But McMurphy's revolution against Nurse Ratched and everything she stands for quickly turns from sport to a fierce power struggle - with shattering results.

Having won five Academy Awards, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest is now a dramatic play which continues to delight audiences with the same tension, humanity and unforgettable characters.


Randle P. McMurphy:

Chris Shaw

Nurse Ratched:

Angela Glennie

Chief Bromden:

Rowan Francis

Dale Harding:

Neil McColl

Billy Bibbit:

Samuel Barson


David Sly


Tony Clayton


Nicholas Ryan


Aaron Milroy

Dr. Spivey:

Stephen Oakes

Aide Warren:

Tyler Delacretaz

Aide Williams:

Kirby Chenall

Aide Turkle

David Dodd

Candy Starr:

Candice Sweetman


Sarah King

Nurse Flinn:

Kellie-Anne Kimber



Catherine Garside (Formerly Carr)

Assistant Director:

Laurie Bell

Set Design:

Merinda Backway

Lighting Design:

Brenton Van Vliet

Sound Design:

Nicholas Ryan


Sylvia Carr

Margaret Bayley

Stage Manager:

Emily Carter

Lighting Operator:

Terry Dean

Sound Operator:

Lynn Dean


Emily Carter

Catherine Garside

Special Props:

Matthew Smith

Assistant Lighting Rigger:

Steve Atkinson

Set Painting:

Merinda Backway

Emily Carter

Maria Fleming

Catherine Garside

Ashley Chalker

Laurie Bell

Set Construction:

Steve Nichols

Les Wallis

Luc Hermans

Keith Boulton

Ray Bell

Ernest Hicks


Kevin Trask

Facebook Page:

Emily Carter


Les Wallis


John Shelbourn

Program Printing

Snap Printing, Lilydale

Office Administration

John Martin

Box Office & Administration

Anne Rogers-Davidson

Front of House Manager

Lesley Bailey

Assisted by Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Company Volunteers

We gratefully acknowledge Stevens Glass of Croydon and Dandenong for their kind donation of the sliding window. 375 Maroondah Hwy, Croydon North VIC 3136 Phone: (03) 9726 6488

Additional music composed by Kellie-Anne Kimber

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