based on the novel of the same name by Ken Kesey. Kim Hardwick directs Dale Wasserman’s adaptation of this story about a psychiatric clinic and its inhabitants. In a world where sanity means conformity and following the rules is the only way to survive, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a powerful exploration of the beauty and the danger of being an original. Starring Anthony Gooley as McMurphy. Gnarly Buttons New and contemporary music has inspired this program’s selection by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s chief conductor David Robertson, featuring clarinetist Francesco Celata and Mark Sparks on flute. Kate Neal was commissioned to write a new work for this performance.