Comedy masters Brian Meegan and Steve Rodgers are the definitive odd couple in Neil Simon’s hilarious Tony Award winning play of divorce, friendship and (mis)understanding.

Overview

Oscar likes cards. Sports. Eating leftovers.

Felix likes clean air. Polished surfaces. Cooking.

When recently divorced Oscar invites getting-divorced Felix to share his New York apartment, it might not improve their friendship. In fact, it might just ruin it. Will Felix survive late nights, TV dinners and yesterday’s towels? And will Oscar survive drink coasters, clean ashtrays and the recipe for London broil? And who threw that spaghetti at the wall?

Comedy masters Brian Meegan (THE NORMAN CONQUESTS, TWO) and Steve Rodgers are the definitive odd couple in Neil Simon’s Tony Award winning comedy of divorce, friendship and (mis)understandings.

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Reviews

"A masterclass in classic comedy" Sydney Morning Herald

"A well-staged, entertaining production of a warm, affectionate, funny play" Limelight

"Energetic and entertaining, Mark Kilmurry’s crowd pleasing direction revives the work" Suzy Goes See

"[Steve] Rodgers plays Oscar with grubby charm... [Brian] Meegan brings a finely calibrated prickle to the character of Felix" Sydney Morning Herald

"Drenched with gags and one-liners... Spectacular fun" Stage Whispers

"A masterclass in period farce, male relationships, and tried-and-tested hijinks... a breath of fresh air" The Music

Cast & Creatives
Neil Simon

Neil Simon

Playwright

Mark Kilmurry

Mark Kilmurry

Director

Laurence Coy

Laurence Coy

Cast

Katie Fitchett

Katie Fitchett

Cast

Robert Jago

Robert Jago

Cast

James Lugton

James Lugton

Cast

Brian Meegan

Brian Meegan

Cast

Nicholas Papademetriou

Nicholas Papademetriou

Cast

Olivia Pigeot

Olivia Pigeot

Cast

Steve Rodgers

Steve Rodgers

Cast

Hugh O’Connor

Hugh O’Connor

Set and Costume Designer

Christopher Page

Christopher Page

Lighting Designer

Dani Ironside

Dani Ironside

Stage Manager

Claire Miller

Claire Miller

Assistant Stage Manager Intern

Alana Canceri

Alana Canceri

Costume Supervisor

Nick Curnow

Nick Curnow

Dialect Coach

Director's Note

Neil Simon’s classic comedy started life in 1965 and ran until 1967, after 964 performances. The spin-off film starring Walter Matthau (the original Oscar Madison) and Jack Lemmon was a huge success followed by a long running television series from 1970-75 with Jack Klugman and Tony Randall. There have been many Broadway revivals, female casting of THE ODD COUPLE roles, and another television series as recently as 2015. So why revisit the play if the idea of two divorced individuals trying to live together and survive is so prominent in our popular culture? The answer is in the breathtaking craftsmanship Neil Simon applied to his plays. The well-rounded believable characters are trapped in situations which bring out the best and worst in humanity. THE ODD COUPLE may have been written in the mid 1960’s but the essence of the relationship between two people poles apart is easily identifiable whether you live in New York or any other place in the world. We laugh at Neil Simon’s ability to make these eclectic characters relatable, but we also get a real sense of his love and affection for this odd couple – even with all their flaws! Enjoy this very special cast bringing to life a very special play.

Mark Kilmurry,
Artistic Director

PHOTO GALLERY

Photography by Prudence Upton

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