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Auditions took place on 19 September 2020.  This was the original notice.


NWTC is delighted to announce


One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

by Dale Wasserman, based on the novel by Ken Kesey


Audition Call


Saturday, 19 September, 14:00 - 17:00.  

Altrimenti, 5 ave Marie-Thérèse, L-2132 Luxembourg



One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, the play, first premiered on Broadway in November 1963 and is based upon the novel of the same name published in 1962. As many people will know it was subsequently made into an Oscar winning film in 1975.

 About the Play

When Randle Patrick McMurphy gets transferred for evaluation from a prison farm to a mental institution, he assumes it will be a less restrictive environment. But the martinet Nurse Ratched runs the psychiatric ward with an iron fist, keeping her patients cowed through abuse, medication and sessions of electroconvulsive therapy. The battle of wills between the rebellious McMurphy and the inflexible Ratched soon affects all the ward's patients.



There are 17 roles to fill with roles that are large, medium and small

The Patients:                                    The Staff                                         Others
Chief Bromden (m)                           Aide Warren  (m)                             Candy Starr (f)
Dale Harding (m)                              Aide Williams (m)                             Sandra (f)
Billy Bibbit (m)                                   Dr. Spivey (m)
Scanlon (m)                                        Nurse Ratched (f)
Cheswick(m)                                      Nurse Flinn (f)
Martini (m)                                        Aide Turkel (m)
Ruckley (m)
Randle P. McMurphy (m)

Notes about the Audition

All auditionees will need to be present at 14:00 and will be required for up to 3 hours.  As the play depends strongly on ensemble work, the auditions will take the form of a workshop involving all auditionees and for which no preparation need be done beforehand and no “audition pieces” will be required.  Please wear comfortable clothes and trainers/soft shoes.

Due to social distancing restrictions for Covid-19, we ask everyone who wishes to audition to email so we can get some idea of how many people will be coming.  Many thanks for your help in this matter. 


The play will be performed at the Mierscher Kulturhaus in Mersch on Thursday 4, Friday 5, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 March 2021.   There will be an additional performance for school students on Friday 5 March in the morning. 


The rehearsal period will start from mid-October with 2 to 3 rehearsals a week and running throughout to performance with some time off for good behaviour.  Only joking!  It should read '...with some time off for Christmas and the New Year.'


Contact for further information

New World Theatre Club Luxembourg