Over four decades since the seminal film hit the big screen, Javaad Alipoor brings Ken Kesey’s era-defining novel to the Sheffield Theatres Crucible Stage, marking his debut as Resident Associate Director.
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST tells the tale of the charismatic Randle McMurphy, a convicted criminal who feigns insanity to avoid jail and opts to spend his sentence on a psychiatric ward in the care of the authoritarian Nurse Ratched.
“This play is in that great genre of stories about institutions. It’s about the relationship individuals have with institutions, what price individuals will pay to belong, what they’re not willing to pay to belong, what they will do if the institution doesn’t give them the space they want.” Javaad Alipoor
Javaad Alipoor, Resident Associate Director at Sheffield Theatres (Artistic Director Robert Hastie), Artistic Director of Bradford based company, Northern Lines, and fresh from success at the Edinburgh Festival with his one-man production, THE BELIEVERS ARE BUT BROTHERS, which won a prestigious Fringe First and subsequently had a sellout run at The Bush and UK Tour.