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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Chickenshed – Review

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Pros: Belinda McGuirk’s excellent performance as Nurse Ratched and the fluent direction, which makes this an entertaining play to watch Cons: Lack of challenge to the sexist stereotypes of the original book and play One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a 1962 novel by American author Ken Kesey, examining the repressive and inhuman nature of mental health institutions. A year after its publication it was adapted for the stage by Dale Wasserman. However, most of us are more familiar with the 1975 film, starring ...

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Refugee Boy, Chickenshed Theatre – Review

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Pros: Some great performances and a pitch-perfect design Cons: The main storyline seemed less subtle than its tributaries I know Chickenshed Theatre for its big, glorious, all-ages Christmas shows, and for being pretty much the only thing that sweetens the bitter end of the Piccadilly line, at Cockfosters. But Chickenshed is so much more than that: it’s an industry leader in inclusive theatre, with a full professional programme of devised and scripted work, alongside a drama school, a popular cafe/bar, ...

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