2019 SEASON 4
Performance dates - September-October, 2019
Thursday 26th September, 3rd October - 8 PM
Friday 20th, 27th September, 4th October - 8 PM
Saturday 21st, 28th September, 5th October - 8 PM
Sunday matinee 29th September - 2 PM
Foyer opens 30 minutes prior to curtain.
Auditorium doors open from 15 minutes prior.
All patrons are expected to be seated by start time.
Enquiries to the Ticket Secretary
0411 713 095
Directed by Tess Maurici
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest has left an indelible mark on literature, theatre and film. It is a boisterous, ribald and ultimately devastating story of a mental hospital and its inhabitants. In a world where sanity means conformity and following the rules is the only way to survive, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a powerful exploration of the beauty and the danger of being an original. 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. After opening on Broadway, The New York Times called the play “scarifying and powerful,” while New York Daily News called it “funny, touching, and exciting.” In 1975, a film version was released and it was the first film to win Academy Awards for Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay since It Happened One Night in 1934. It remains one of only three films to have swept the top five categories at the Oscars.