19:45, Tue 3rd November 2009 - Sat 7th November 2009 at Fitzpatrick Hall, Queens' College
Michaelmas Week 4
'...one flew east, one flew west, One flew over the cuckoo's nest'
When convicted villain McMurphy manages to cheat his way into serving out his sentence in a mental hospital, utter pandemonium ensues on Nurse Ratched's ward. Cheif Bromden, the supposedly deaf-mute patient, watches as the new addition refuses to bow to the rules and routines that had before been irrefutable, and slowly, as Nurse Ratched's rigid grip on her authority disintegrates, the other inmates begin to regain a sense of vitality. McMurhpy's rambunctious behaviour transforms life on the ward, but at what cost?
Dale Wasserman's 1963 stage adaptation of Kesey's classic novel brings to life this touching and revelational tale through the juxtapposition of scrutinising action and beautiful soliloquays. In an exhilarating exploration of the human mind and the concept of 'sanity' this production will not fail to engross.