written by Alan Ayckbourn and to be directed by Micaela Elphick (The Business 2017, Diving for Pearls 2011)
Susan has a perfect life – a loving husband, charming brother and a beautiful daughter. Or does she? An unfortunate encounter with a garden rake somewhere between the rose garden and the tennis courts of her palatial home leads her into the twilight zone, where nothing is quite like what it seems. Ayckbourn tells the story through a series of increasingly humorous interactions, with a cracking pace. From gently acerbic to rollicking farce it has a wide comic range. These days we need a good old laugh and Micaela and cast will deliver!
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
to be directed by Cath Patterson
Opening Friday 1st November
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a successful book written by Ken Kesey in 1962. The play was adapted for stage by Dale Wasserman in 1963. This captivating tale has a primary focus on Randle McMurphy who has been charged with battery and gambling. Instead of serving his sentence on a prison work farm, he fakes insanity and is sent to a psychiatric hospital. Here, there are many rules to abide by, but McMurphy does not do rules and he and the head nurse, Nurse Ratched, clash and have a continual power struggle. The other inmates of the institution begin to respond to McMurphy’s antics and ability to assist in helping them to regain confidence. They start to break free from the shackles of Ratched’s controlling ways which has shocking and tragic consequences. The movie starring Jack Nicholson was directed by Milos Foreman in 1975.