Theatre Event

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

The Crescent Theatre Company presents

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

by Ken Kesey adapted for the stage by Dale Wasserman

14 - 21 Mar in the Main House at 7.30pm | Matinees: Sunday 15 & Saturday 21 March 2.30pm

There will be an After Dark discussion following the 19:30 performance on Fri, 20th Mar. Free to ticket holders.

Prison or hospital? Found guilty of gambling and battery, Randle Patrick McMurphy chooses the easy option but reckons without Nurse Mildred Ratched.

Their determined struggle to outwit and undermine each other forms the background to this hilarious, tragic and life affirming play. Milos Foreman’s film version won five Oscars and made Jack Nicholson a household name. Now enjoy it as its adaptor, Dale Wasserman, intended - live and on stage.

Audience Reactions:

"This was an amazing production. The quality of acting was incredible. The varying moods, emotions and turmoil were realistically and graphically conveyed. This was a gripping and remarkable theatrical experience.. The staff were welcoming and friendly."

"It was great. Brilliant direction and acting. My friend does Amateur Acting at the Little Theatre in Leicester and he felt that it was as good as any West End Production in London. The acting of MacMurphy was sensitive and had such depth. It was a joy to behold - loved the way he talked so slowly." Anon

"WHAT A FANTASTIC PRODUCTION From start to finish it was brilliant. Yet another Highly polished performance by the Crescent theatre members. A standard such, as this you would pay at least double the price to see this at the other theatre venues in Birmingham. Exceptional value. CW"

"Saw it on Saturday really enjoyed it great performance congratulations" J.R.

Director Jo Thackwray

Set Designer Sophie Reynolds

Assisted by Colin Judges


Chief Bromden David Leonard
Dale Harding Colin Simmonds
Billy Bibbit Jack Robertson
Scanlon Bob Martin
Cheswick Ivor Williams
Martini Eduardo White
Ruckley Will Fox
McMurphy Lewis Allsopp
Nurse Ratched Caroline Farmer
Nurse Flinn Bethany Down
Dr.Spivey Gwill Milton
Aide Williams Darren Haddock
Aide Warren Liam Cobb
Candy Starr Ellie Bradbury
Sandra Sarah Ridgley

Production Team

Production Assistant Tina Cartwright
Stage Manager Graham Comley
Lighting Design Kevin Middleton
Assisted by James Booth
Sound Design Ray Duddin
Costume Design Jo Thackwray
Assisted by Pat Brown, Vera Dean & Brenda Marshall
Pyrotechnic Design Chris Briggs
Properties Andrew Lowrie, Emma Kirk
Set Construction Phil Parsons
Assisted By Keith Harris, Dave Rodgers, Tony Daniels, Colin Judges, Richard Constable Alan Bull, Sue Haynes, Judy O’Dowd & Ray Duddin
Children’s song composed by Gary Spruce

Please note: Herbal cigarettes will be used in this performance.

Tickets: £15 | £14 Concessions | Sunday Matinee only: £8

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