ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST
Following the World Premiere of Akram Khan’s DESH, the autumn season continues at Curve with a new Curve production of the cult classic, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST, directed by the award-winning Michael Buffong.
Upon being sentenced to prison, Randle P. McMurphy hopes to avoid hard labour with a stint in a mental institution. However, his anti-authoritarian attitude and compassion for his fellow patients make him a prime target for the insanely fearsome Nurse Ratched, which leads to explosive results for everyone, including those caught in the cross-fire.
This new production is based on the classic and incredibly influential 1962 novel by Ken Kesey, which was later adapted for the 1975 film starring Jack Nicholson and won five major Academy awards. Volatile and dark, humorous, thought-provoking and with strong language, this Curve production promises to be a night to remember.