One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

The company who brought you Amadeus, Red Dwarf, The Last Supper, and the humour, poetry, beauty and heartbreak of Dead Poets Society, proudly present their latest production, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST is an intense and emotional play based on the classic American novel written by Ken Kesey. The story is set in a Mental Hospital and explores the complex issues of institutionalised mental health treatment and the delicate nature of the human psyche. Through the alternately humorous and heart-wrenching tale of one rebellious patient’s life-or-death power struggle with the ward’s domineering head nurse, the powerful and dramatic script faithfully brings to life the colourful characters from the popular novel.

Based on Ken Kesey’s novel, Dale Wasserman’s script inspired the popular 1975 movie, starring Jack Nicholson, of which many people are familiar. Despite winning five Academy Awards (including Best Picture), the film is often considered to fall second to the humour, emotion and power of the original stageplay. You’ll just have to come and judge for yourself….

Starring Jason Bouwhuis, Angela Clegg, Kurtis Crisafulli, Olivia Darby, Nick Donald, Sean Haining, Troy Hall, Emma Herriman, Cary Hudson, Kenney Jordan, David McGarr, Peter Niblett, Sally Sainsbury, Eddie Stowers, Andrew Watson, & Stephen Whiley. Performed at Subiaco Art Centre

 


Dale Wasserman


Jemma Gurney

 

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