by Dale Wassermann adapted from the novel by Ken Kesey
It's gonna burn me with fear, finally telling about all this. It's still hard for me to have a clear mind thinking on it. But it's the truth - even if it didn't really happen.
Randle P McMurphy has bluffed his way into a psychological institution, choosing it over the labour of prison. He discovers an alternate universe, overseen by Nurse Ratched who rules not with an iron fist but by manufacturing consent from her inmates. A new production of Dale Wasserman’s adaptation of Ken Kesey’s cult 1962 novel, investigating how far, under right-wing dictatorships, we act for ourselves and the point at which we act for our fellow citizens.
March 2017 - The Corbett Theatre, East 15
A show made by: Adam Tyler Allie Ingalls Ana Gregoire Caitlin Sloan Elena Vanzini Elizabeth Wright Jake Wakstein Kris Simeonov Lola Claire Maciek Trzpis-Miedziewski Marcin Rudy Michael Grieser-Johns Mirjam Köberlein Nick Voyia Phil Hamilton Radu Zatreanu Sophie Cooney Stephanie McGuinness Toby Gauntlett Tom Hughes Ved Sapru
Two poor quality video clips - so you can see how it moves.
They work on you, ways you can't even see. They watch everything we do. They get hold of you and they install things. We have sensors in our pockets that track us everywhere we go. Do you know what that means McMurphy?
All photographs by Gemma Mount
PLAYLIST 'Early in the Mornin' - field recording by Alan Lomax traditional Russian military music 'Folsom Prison Blues' - Johnny Cash 'Sunshine of your Heart' - Cream 'A Change Is Gonna Come' - Sam Cooke 'Firestarter' - The Prodigy 'End of Desire' - MUNA