One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Reading Tuesday 11th January, auditions Wednesday 12th January until cast.
All at the Station Theatre, 7:30pm. If front doors closed - enter via the stage door (on the right hand side at the very end of the building - ring bell if locked).
This stage adaptation of Ken Kesey's celebrated novel explores the brutality of life in a mental institution with humour, candour and unforgettable characters.
Cast - with lots of doubling expected
Randle P. McMurphy
After being convicted of a petty crime, a charming, rebellious rogue named McMurphy contrives to serve his short sentence in an airy mental institution rather than in a prison. This, he soon learns, was a mistake. He immediately clashes with the authoritarian head nurse, a fierce martinet named Nurse Ratched. Despite Ratched's strict reign, MacMurphy quickly takes over the yard, leading others out of introversion, staging a revolt so that they can see the World Series on television, and arranging a rollicking midnight party with liquor and women. But MacMurphy's brash insubordination has its consequences; Ratched ultimately triumphs by subjecting MacMurphy to a frontal lobotomy.