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Jenny Livsey To Play Nurse Ratched In ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces that Jenny Livsey is to take over the role of Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Dale Wasserman from the novel by Ken Kesey following the withdrawal of Lucy Black after she suffered an injury on Sunday morning. Javaad Alipoor's production is currently in previews and opens on Tuesday 12 June, playing until 23 June.

Jenny Livsey joins Nathan Amzi (Martini), Andrew Dennis (Ruckley and Aide Turkle), Harry Egan (Aide Warren), Joel Gillman (Randle P McMurphy), Clive Hayward (Dr Spivey), Tom Hodgkins (Scanlon), Arthur Hughes (Billy Bibbitt), Melissa Johns (Candy and Nurse Flinn), Mohammed Mansaray (Aide Williams), Shaun Mason (Cheswick), Jeremy Proulx (Chief Bromden), Jack Tarlton (Harding) and Shelley Williams (Sandra and Hospital Staff) for Associate Director Javaad Alipoor's production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Dale Wasserman, from the novel by Ken Kesey.

Determined to avoid a term in jail, small time criminal McMurphy opts to spend his sentence in a psychiatric ward. As the reality of his incarceration dawns, he comes up against the authoritarian Nurse Ratched, who is not about to give up her regime of discipline and order without a fight. Rebellion and conformity clash, and McMurphy and his fellow inmates learn what happens to the individual when the institution takes control.

Associate Director Javaad Alipoor directs this adaptation of the classic novel that inspired the cult film.

Jenny Livsey's theatre credits include One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Torch Theatre), Orange (Richard Burton Theatre), Princess and the Pea (Sherman Cymru and Theatr Lolo), Adventures in the Skintrade (Theatr Lolo and Australian tour), Penblwydd Poenus Pete and Here Be Monsters (Theatr Lolo), Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog, Seasons Greetings, God of Carnage, Dancing at Lughnasa, Drowned Out, Macbeth, Night Must Fall, Troilus and Cressida, Hobson's Choice, The Crucible, King Lear, Rape of the Fair Country and Song of the Earth (Theatr Clwyd), Wuthering Heights (Aberystwyth Arts Centre), Dangerous Liaisons (Mappa Mundi and Theatr Mwldan) and House of Bernarda Alba (Theatr Genedlaethol).

Director: Javaad Alipoor; Designer: Lucy Osborne

Lighting Designer: Johanna Town; Composer and Sound Designer: Lewis Gibson

Movement Director: Deb Pugh; Casting Director: Polly Jerrold



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