ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST
Masquerade Theatre Productions is proud to announce the local production of Dale Wasserman’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, featuring some of Malta’s finest talent.
The play, which is Dale Wasserman’s adaptation of Ken Kesey’s 1962 classic novel, will be staged at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta from the 16th to the 18th October, and on the 23rd and 24th October.
The cult-classic novel, which has spawned an equally well-known film starring Jack Nicholson, was adapted for the theatre and made its debut on Broadway in 1963. It has since experienced two revivals, one off-Broadway in 1971 with Danny DeVito playing the role of Martini, and another in 2001 on Broadway, for which it won a Tony Award for Most Outstanding Revival. The play, like the novel, deals with mental health institutes and the way the human mind processes being in an asylum.
The local version will be directed by British director Stephen Oliver, who is locally renowned for his work with Festen and Butterflies are Free, while the set has been created by renowned Italian designer Aldo Moretti.
The stellar cast will be headed by Alan Paris as McMurphy and Alexandra Camilleri Warne as Nurse Ratched. It will also include actors Victor DeBono, Joe Depasquale, Andre Agius, Michael Mangion, Renato Dimech, Dominic Said, Colin Willis, Rebecca Camilleri, Rambert Attard, Gianni Selvaggi, Christina Frendo, Nathan Alakkad, Emma Micallef, Franco Sciberras and Alfred Scalpello.
Tickets are priced between €14 and €25 and can be purchased from the Manoel Theatre website.
The recommended viewing age is 12 years and over.