More cancelled performances of One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

The much talked about 'One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest' starring Christian Slater has been cancelled for three more performances. The cancelled shows are due to Slater having a 'secondary illness' after the chickenpox which saw Friday's opening night cancelled. The Ken Kesey piece is scheduled to run for three weeks at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh before transferring to the London West End's Gielgud Theatre. The play also stars Frances Barber, MacKenzie Crook and Adrian Hope. My tickets are for Tuesday, he better have no tertiary illness or I will not be happy :-)

Nica Burns, Producer said

"Christian has been an absolute hero. He got up from his sick bed yesterday and worked for an hour and a half. However, by the end of the afternoon he had developed a fever and was totally exhausted.

This morning the doctor diagnosed a secondary infection, which in some adult cases can lead to pneumonia. Christian is therefore confined to bed and on penicillin. He was so keen to get back to work and to not let down the public that he returned to work too early and this relapse is the consequence. We are monitoring the situation daily. The company are all rooting for Christian and wishing him a speedy recovery so we can all get this fantastic show back on the road."

Update: I saw One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and wrote a mini review.

Posted by Paul in Fringe Festival Edinburgh at August 7, 2004 03:59 AM | 0 Comments