One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest at Her Majesty’s Theatre postponed

AAR Lachy Hulme to stars as Randle Patrick McMurphyIn line with the latest government advice to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the producers have made the decision to postpone the 2020 production, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.

Set to star Lachy Hulme as Randle Patrick McMurphy and Roz Hammond as Nurse Ratched, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest was scheduled to commence on 23 May 2020 at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne. The producers are currently working to secure new dates. Ticket holders for all scheduled performances will be contacted by the ticket providers directly.

“We have a tremendous production planned for Melbourne audiences and we look forward to sharing this landmark story at a later date,” said Producer Adrian Storey.

An emotional rollercoaster, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest centres around a struggle for status between McMurphy and Nurse Ratched. A power-play between the two catapults audiences into a world of emotional button-pushing, chaos and rebellion. As we meet each patient and delve into their world, this play will both shock and delight in the most unexpected ways.

Playwright Dale Wasserman adapted One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest from the novel by Ken Kesey; the play opened on Broadway in 1963 with Kirk Douglas as McMurphy, Ed Ames as the Chief and Gene Wilder as Billy. In 1975, a film version helmed by Milos Forman was released and starred Jack Nicholas as Randle Patrick McMurphy and Louise Fletcher as Nurse Ratched.

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Image: Lachy Hulme as Randle Patrick McMurphy (supplied)