One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

May 2006


Upon arrival at a mental institution, a brash rebel rallies the patients together to take on the oppressive Nurse Ratched, a woman more a dictator than a nurse.

In 1959 the author of Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey volunteered to be a subject in experiments with hallucinogenic drugs. Near the end of the experiments, he began working the night shift in a mental ward and started to feel that the patients were not really crazy after all, just more individualised than society was willing to accept. Parts of his novel were written while he was under the influence of LSD and peyote.

In 1975 the movie won 5 Academy Awards, including Best Actor (Jack Nicholson) and Best Picture.

 

Cast

Randle P McMurphy

Don McKay

Nurse Ratched

Maxine Evans

Chief Bromden

George Kelly

Harding

Simon Ockenden

Scanlon

Lol Smith

Cheswick

Ian Francis

Martini

Keith Popely

Billy Bibbett

Jason Chamberlain

Nurse Flynn

Sylvie Townsend

Dr Spivey

Brendan Sheppard

Candy Starr

Gayle Dabney

Sandi

Lucy Knight

Warren

Matt Rivers

Williams

Mike Delaney

Ruckley

Richard Fitt

Crew

Director

Isobella Coleman

Production Manager

Don McKay

Lighting

Chris Glenton

Sound

Scott Andrews

Publicity

Richard Fitt
Christine Suggars

Programme

Isobella Coleman

Logo & Poster Design

Simon Webb

Front Of House

Members of VAMPS & The St Neots Players

Box Office

St Neots Priory Centre