One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
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:
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Additional music composed by Kellie-Anne Kimber