Tony Bonner star of shows such as The Lighthorsemen, the ANZACS, The Man from Snowy River, Murder She Wrote, Quigley Down Under and of course Skippy (as the helicopter pilot Jerry King ) is coming to Queensland to direct Jally Productions stage play' One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest'. Opening 4th January 2008 at the Cavern Theatre, Sunshine Beach
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest was made famous on film by Jack Nicholson in 1975, winning the 'big 5' at the Academy Awards, but was first staged in 1963 on Broadway starring Kirk Douglas.
Go inside the mind of an Indian chief who has been diminished by the world he knows into a hulking shell of a man, a shell that communicates internally but not externally. See the world of denial through his eyes and experience the lust of a man for size, and nothing more, the restoration of his stature in the world. That is what Dale Wasserman, the playwright who brought us this adaptation of Ken Kesey's novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, would like us to know, from the inside out. He wants us to feel what this indian chief feels. He finally allows us to know the reasons why Chief Bromden has taken refuge inside himself, behind his mind, behind his abilities. One more thing this playwright and novelist team have accomplished: they bring the chief a gift, a man named McMurphy, a gift in human form who opens the doorway to his capabilities, his capacities to achieve stature. It's an incredible gift.
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Congratulations to Natarsha
of Bli Bli
who was lucky enough to score herself tickets to "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
". Jally Productions never back away from a challenge and we are sure this production will be right up there with the modern classics they have staged in the past.