Three geese in a flock
one flew east
one flew west
one flew over the cuckoo’s nest.

Based on Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel, this powerful and affecting play by Dale Wasserman concerns Randall Patrick McMurphy who agrees to be committed to an asylum for mental assessment, rather than spend another spell in jail. His rebellious instincts throw him into constant conflict with the hospital authorities, and as he attempts to help the other patients take control of their lives, he comes to a devastating discovery of where true power lies.

Also adapted into a hugely significant film in 1975 (with Jack Nicholson as a hugely charismatic McMurphy), Chickenshed’s fresh new interpretation of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest will be a physical and thrilling version of this moving and touching story.

Ticket Information

Preview (18 Apr*) - All tickets £10 (inc. concs)
Standard Matinee & Evening - 
£15 (£12 concs)
Peak Matinee & Evening - 
£18 (£15 concs)

*Due to the amazing opportunity Chickenshed has been given to hold a star-studded event as the final performance at ITV Studios, we will now be previewing from Wednesday 18 April, not Tuesday as previously scheduled and advertised in our Spring Brochure and show flyers. If you would like to book tickets for the ITV event, hosted by Jonathan Shalit OBE and David Walliams, please click here.

Ages 13-25 | £5 | Subject to availability

Ages 12+

Fantastic for Families

Access Performances

Sign Interpreted Performance: Thursday 3 May at 7.30pm
Captioned Performance: Thursday 10 May at 7.30pm

Spring Offer 

Book for two of the following shows and get 10% off your ticket prices, or book for all three and get an amazing 20% off! Shows include: monolog (6 Feb – 3 Mar), Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow (8 – 31 Mar) and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (17 Apr – 12 May). Bookings can be made by phone or online and the discount will be added as appropriate once you’ve selected your seats for each show.