Sep 28 2017
The film, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, starring Jack Nicholson as Randle Patrick McMurphy, a psychiatric patient on a collision course with the tyrannical Nurse Ratched, was released in 1975 and went on to become a cinema classic. And almost since that time, Paddy Hayter wanted to return to the original “wonderful book by Ken Kesey” on which the film was based, and adapt it for Footsbarn Theatre Company.
The artistic director of Footsbarn fulfilled that dream three years ago and the company, which is currently touring Ireland, will perform Cuckoo’s Nest in the city’s Black Box Theatre from this Sunday, October 1, to Wednesday, October 4.
The name Footsbarn has legendary status in this part of the world, with the travelling company having been key to the success of Galway Arts Festival in the festival’s early years.
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