Directed by Victoria Franklin
The Odd Couple (female version), is Neil Simon’s gender-swapping re-write of his comic masterpiece which pits chaos versus control. How do mismatched flat-mates, Olive and Florence, struggle to cope with each other’s alien way of life? When the obsessively tidy and newly separated Florence moves in with her divorcee friend, the gregarious and pathologically untidy Olive, the scene is set for a collision of personalities. Fellow banter-loving Trivial Pursuits players and a pair of would-be Spanish Romeos add to the laughs engendered by such hilarious incompatibility. Although originally the play was set in New York, Director Victoria Franklin moved it to London, with UK accents.