An emotional rollercoaster, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest centres around a struggle for status between McMurphy (Lachy Hulme) and Nurse Ratched (Roz Hammond). A power-play that catapults audiences into a world of emotional button-pushing, chaos and rebellion. As we meet each patient and delve into their world, this play will both shock and delight in the most unexpected ways
Premiering at Her Majesty’s Theatre from 23 May 2020, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest will see visionary director Tyran Parke bring the monumental Ken Kesey novel to life, reuniting him with set and costume designer Dann Barber and sound designer Michael Waters from last year’s critically acclaimed Barnum the Musical. Lighting design is by Trent Suidgeest.
Playwright Dale Wasserman adapted One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest from the novel by Ken Kesey; the play opened on Broadway in 1963 with Kirk Douglas as McMurphy, Ed Ames as the Chief and Gene Wilder as Billy. In 1975, a film version helmed by Milos Forman was released and starred Jack Nicholas as Randle Patrick McMurphy and Louise Fletcher as Nurse Ratched.
We invite you to enter the asylum, take your seat and discover this timeless tale in a way you could have never imagined.