Yes it’s time to tell you that our programme for the year is agreed. We have secured the licences and that means we can relax in the knowledge that our plans can go ahead.
So what is our first play to be, due for performance in October?
Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple (female version)
We first performed this 12 years ago and felt that it was time to run it again. Reading it this summer reminded us just how funny this classic comedy is – Neil Simon’s clever lines are full of humour and remain fresh.
Some of you will recognise The Odd Couple as a classic of stage, cinema and TV. A story about two mismatched roommates, it premiered on Broadway in 1965 and was made into a film in 1968 with Jack Lemmon as Felix Ungar and Walter Matthau as Oscar Madison. A popular TV series followed in the 70s starting Tony Randall and Jack Klugman.
Less well known, however, is that Simon wrote an alternative version in 1985 for a female cast. Essentially it is the same storyline where Felix becomes Florence and Oscar becomes Olive and their poker friends become Trivial Pursuits enthusiasts. And the Pidgeon sisters upstairs become the Costazuela brothers. It was a great success when we performed it in 2006 and hope it will be just as successful this time around with a changed cast and set.
Whether you have fond memories of the Odd Couple, missed our production 12 years ago or are new to this play come along and see it and prepare to laugh.
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