For over 55 years Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest has left an indelible mark on literature, theatre and film. It is a boisterous, ribald and ultimately devastating story of a psychiatric clinic and its inhabitants. In a world where sanity means conformity and following the rules is the only way to survive, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a powerful exploration of the beauty and the danger of being an original. It’s currency is palpable.
Playwright Dale Wasserman's adaption opened on Broadway in 1963 with Kirk Douglas as McMurphy, Ed Ames as the Chief and Gene Wilder as Billy. After opening on Broadway, The New York Times called the play “scarifying and powerful,” while New York Daily News called it “funny, touching, and exciting.” In 1975, a film version was released and it was the first film to win Academy Awards for Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay since It Happened One Night in 1934. It remains one of only three films to have swept the top five categories at the Oscars.
Director : Kim Hardwick
Assistant Director : Francesca Savige
Designer : Isabel Hudson
Lighting Designer : Martin Kinanne
Sound Designer/Composer : Steve Francis
Stage Manager : Steph Kelly
Assistant Stage Manager : Nick Rowe and Matilda Brodie
Where: Reginald Theatre, Seymour Centre
Dates: August 3rd – August 19th
An Amateur Production by Arrangement with Origin(TM) Theatrical, on behalf of Rights Holder.