One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

Date: Friday, 1 November 2019 - Saturday, 9 November 2019
Time: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Rome, Italy, Rome, RM

Directed by Cath Patterson and starring a huge cast that includes Annette Rowlison as Nurse Ratched, Alan Glover as Chief Bromden and newcomer to the stage, Brian Dillon as Randy McMurphy. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a successful book written by Ken Kesey in 1962 that was adapted for stage by Dale Wasserman in 1963.

This captivating tale has a primary focus on Randle McMurphy who has been charged with battery and gambling. Instead of serving his sentence on a prison work farm, he fakes insanity and is sent to a psychiatric hospital. Here, there are many rules to abide by, but McMurphy does not do rules and he and the head nurse, Nurse Ratched, clash and have a continual power struggle. The other inmates of the institution begin to respond to McMurphy’s antics and ability to assist in helping them to regain confidence. They start to break free from the shackles of Ratched’s controlling ways which has shocking and tragic consequences. The movie starring Jack Nicholson was directed by Milos Foreman in 1975.