ACT I

Scene 1A

1) Chief Bromden’s ‘Soliloquy 1

AT RISE - The stage is dark but for a single shaft of light on CHIEF BROMDEN.

He is a huge, bull-muscled Indian, who stands six and a half feet,

but when people are about, carries himself like a small man.

Head to one side, he is listening.

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2) ‘Medication Time

“It’s mean old Monday morning” as Nurse Ratched greets each Patient,

and welcomes them to the morning medication merry-go-round!

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Scene 1B

3) ‘Bull Goose Loony

McMurphy introduces himself to the other Patients enquiring

who is the ‘Bull Goose Loony’?

Choreography includes Appalachian Clog Dance.

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Scene 1C

4) ‘Breakin’ All The Rules

McMurphy reflects and ponders his new situation!

Chief Bromden notices McMurphy!

Segue

5) Chief Bromden’s ‘Soliloquy 2

Chief Bromden acknowledges McMurphy!

Scene 2B

7) ‘Peckin’ Party'



McMURPHY describes NURSE RATCHED as a hen,

constantly pecking at their manhood,

chastising the PATIENTS for allowing her to do so.

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Scene 2C

8) 'Hey-a, Hey-a, Hey-a

      

McMURPHY invites the PATIENTS to place bets on whether or not he can

‘get to’ NURSE RATCHED by subtle provocation and harassment.

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9) Chief Bromden’s ‘Soliloquy 3

Chief Bromden raves about the endless time spent in the institution!

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Scene 3B


11) ‘Everything Goes Her Way’

McMURPHY, HARDING & PATIENTS verses NURSE RATCHED, as they sing about how

NURSE RATCHED manipulates and controls the ward and it’s INMATES.

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Scene 3C

12) ‘That Damned McMurphy


    CANDY, NURSE RATCHED & The PATIENTS

    describe their own individual feelings towards McMURPHY.

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Scene 3D

13) ‘Home Run

Segue


14) ‘Everything Goes Our Way

(Reprise)


Following the imaginary ball game on TV, McMURPHY has finally ‘got to’

NURSE RATCHED who loses her cool for the first time in this ‘Stand Off’.

All  songs  written  & composed  by

CHRIS TURNER

© 2010 - 2016


Musical  arrangements  by

CHRIS TURNER & STEVE ALAN JONES


Sound  Recordings  produced, programmed, engineered  by

STEVE ALAN JONES

Intellectual  Property  Protected  by  Copyright  ©

All  Rights  Reserved

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Scene 3A

10) ‘Carnival Song

DR. SPIVEY and McMURPHY try to convince NURSE RATCHED

that it would boost the PATIENTS’ morale and provide good therapeutic value,

if they were to hold a carnival on the ward.

 

END ACT I



(The MEN break and start back to their duties. MAC holds his position.)


McMURPHY

HOO, BOY, LOOK AT THAT

IT’S A HIT, RIGHT OFF THE BAT

(Challengingly and provocatively glares at NURSE RATCHED.)

RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE


HARDING

(Catching on, looks at NURSE RATCHED, wavers. Finally sits back down.)

JEEZ, WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT

LOOK AT WHERE THAT BALL IS AT

RUN YOU MOTHER, (MAC) TURN IT UP A LITTLE


(McMURPHY pretends to turn up the volume on the TV set.)


MARTINI

(Resumes his place.)

TWO BASES, TWO. LOOK OUT

HERE COMES THE THROW, NOW TURN ABOUT

SCANLON

HE MISSED IT, NOW THE GAME’S IN DOUBT

NURSE RATCHED

(Spoken. Passive aggressive.)

MR SCANLON PLEASE DON’T SHOUT


McMURPHY

KEEP GOIN’, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD

KEEP GOIN’, RUN, YOU STUPID SOD

NURSE RATCHED

(Coming out of the Station.)

STOP IT. STOP IT. STOP RIGHT NOW

SUCH CONDUCT I WILL NOT ALLOW


CHESWICK

HE’S MOVIN’ ON TO SECOND BASE

NURSE RATCHED

(Standing between them and TV.)

WELL REALLY, YOU’RE A BIG DISGRACE / THIS IS SUCH DISGRACE

HARDING

HE DROPPED THE BALL

BILLY

THE-THERE IT GOES

SCANLON

ON TO THIRD BASE

McMURPHY

THE TENSION GROWS

McMURPHY

(Sardonically)

OH NURSIE, PLEASE, A CAN OF BEER

NURSE RATCHED

NOW THAT’S ENOUGH, YOU’LL END IT HERE

McMURPHY

A HOT DOG TOO, THAT WOULD BE NICE

NURSE RATCHED

(Threateningly.)

YOU’LL STOP AT ONCE OR PAY THE PRICE


McMURPHY

HE’S GONNA MAKE HIS FINAL PLAY

RUN YOU JERK, GO ALL THE WAY

RUN YOU MOTHER, GO ON SON

HE’S DONE IT BOYS, SEE THAT…

TOGETHER

HOME RUN


(The men burst into cheers of triumph.

NURSE RATCHED is shouting at them, quite out of control.)

 

Scene 2A

6) Therapeutic Community

McMurphy experiences his first Group Therapy session with

Nurse Ratched, Dr. Spivey, and the Patients.