One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest With “Big Hollywood Star” to Premiere at Edinburgh Fringe

News   One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest With “Big Hollywood Star” to Premiere at Edinburgh Fringe Time was when the Edinburgh Fringe Festival was the anarchic younger sibling of the city’s International Festival. Now, however, big-name shows are starting on the Fringe as a warm-up for an assured West End transfer.

And for Guy Masterson’s production of Dale Wasserman’s One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, a major Hollywood star is promised.

No big name has yet signed, but a spokesman for the Fringe Festival told Playbill On-Line that "it will be a big Hollywood star." The last time the show was produced in London, at the Barbican Theatre, Gary Sinise played Randall P.McMurphy, the part made famous by Jack Nicholson in the 1975 movie.

Although Christian Slater's name has been much bandied about, there's no confirmation as yet. Nor is there any confirmation that Slater will star in the Broadway transfer of National Theatre hit The Pillowman, by Martin McDonagh.

Mind you, there are a couple of big names in the Cuckoo cast already, Frances Barber and co-star of TV hit “The Office” Mackenzie Crook. And the show, which will play Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms from August 6 to 30, will also feature Stephen K.Amos, David Calvitto, Ian Coppinger, Adrian Hope, Katherine Jakeways, Dave Johns, Owen O’Neill, Phil Nichol, Lucy Porter, Gavin Robertson and Lizzie Roper. Guy Masterson directs.

Tickets are priced between £12 and £15. For further information, call (0) 131 226 2428.