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Sydney's Ensemble Theatre to stage Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple


Sydney’s Ensemble Theatre will stage one of Neil Simon’s most popular plays, The Odd Couple opening on November 22.

Mark Kilmurry, Artistic Director Ensemble Theatre said: “I am thrilled to have two comedy masters Brian Meegan and Steve Rodgers as the definitive odd couple together with an outstanding cast in Neil Simon’s hilarious Tony Award winning play of divorce, friendship and plenty of misunderstandings. This is one of my favourite plays and I am looking forward to working with these actors who will have people laughing at a staggering rate”.

Oscar likes cards, sports and eating leftovers. Neurotic neat freak Felix, likes clean air, polished surfaces and 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?

Despite Oscar's problems – careless spending, excessive gambling, a poorly kept house filled with spoiled food – he seems to enjoy life. Felix, however, seems utterly incapable of enjoying anything and only finds purpose in pointing out his own and other people's mistakes and foibles. Oscar, his closest friend, feels compelled to throw him out after only a brief time together, though he quickly realises that Felix has had a positive effect on him after all. Cast: Laurence Coy, Katie Fitchett, Rob Jago, James Lugton, Brian Meegan, Nicholas Papademetriou, Olivia Pigeot, Steve Rodgers.

Ensemble Theatre, 78 McDougall St, Kirribilli, NSW, 2061, Previews 22 November, Opening 27 November, season to 30 December. Tickets: $43-$78 (booking charges may apply) .Bookings: 02 8918 3400 or www.ensemble.com.au Running time: Approx. 2 hours 20 minutes including interval


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