One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

8 Jun — 23 Jun
Crucible Theatre
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By Dale Wasserman from the novel by Ken Kesey

‘Dearly Beloved. We are gathered in the sight of Freud to celebrate the end of innocence and cheer its demise.’

Determined to avoid a term in jail, small time criminal McMurphy opts to spend his sentence in a psychiatric ward. As the reality of his incarceration dawns, he comes up against the authoritarian Nurse Ratched, who is not about to give up her regime of discipline and order without a fight.

Rebellion and conformity clash, and McMurphy and his fellow inmates learn what happens to the individual when the institution takes control.

Award-winning director Javaad Alipoor directs this adaptation of the classic novel that inspired the cult film.

Contains strong language, violence and scenes of a sexual nature. The play explores the medical treatment of mental health.
If you would like to discuss any concerns about the content of the show please contact our Box Office team.

If you are studying Performing Arts or Drama in Sheffield you can get a free ticket for One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. Find out more here.

Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.
Running time: About 2 hours and 40 minutes (including a 15 minute interval)

A Sheffield Theatres Production

  • Nathan Amzi
  • Andrew Dennis
  • Harry Egan
  • Clive Hayward
  • Tom Hodgkins
  • Arthur Hughes
  • Melissa Johns
  • Jenny Livsey
  • Mohammed Mansaray
  • Shaun Mason
  • Jeremy Proulx
  • Jack Tarlton
  • Paul Tinto
  • Shelley Williams
  • Javaad Alipoor Director
  • Lucy Osborne Designer
  • Johanna Town Lighting Designer
  • Lewis Gibson Sound Designer and Composer
  • Deb Pugh Movement Director
  • Polly Jerrold Casting Director
  • Renny Krupinski Fight Director
  • Rick Lipton Dialect Coach
  • Tess Monro Assistant Director

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