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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Written by Dale Wasserman, adapted from the novel by Ken Kesey
Directed by Rachel De Silva

Randle P.McMurphy is a charming rogue who contrives to serve a short sentence in an airy mental institution rather than in prison. This, he learns, is a grave mistake. He clashes with the head nurse, a fierce martinet. Quickly, he takes over the yard and accomplishes what the medical profession has been unable to do for twelve years; he makes a presumed deaf and dumb Indian talk. He leads others out of introversion, stages a revolt so that they can see the world series on television, and arranges a rollicking midnight party with liquor and chippies, all of which lead to devastating consequences for him.


Chief Bromden – Steve Hunt
Dale Harding – Peter Sapi
Billy Bibbit – Scott Godfrey
Scanlon – John Hyde
Cheswick – Pat McNamee
Martini – Simon Eile
Ruckley – Nick Sibley
Randle P. McMurphy – Michael Bate
Aide Warren – Pele Hearne
Aide Williams – Gary Nightingale
Dr Spivey – Nigel Taylor
Nurse Ratched – Emma Stewart
Nurse Flinn/Sandra – Charlotte Constant
Aide Turkle/Technician – Tony Bate
Candy Starr – Jenni Lovell


Stage Manager – Frank Andrews
Set Design – Rachel De Silva
Set Build – Albert Tilbury, Trevor Jeffries, Frank Andrews, Mike Whitnall, Graham Frosdick, Ken Swan, Tony Bate, Paul Andrews, Pat McNamee
Prompt – Maggie Baird
Lights – Andy Woolliscroft
Props – Emma Constant, Wendi Freeman
Sound – Ken Swan
Special Effects – Paul Andrews
Wardrobe – Carole Bramall, Marjorie Sawyer
Mentor – Graham Frosdick

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