Odd couple show what they can do in Chinnor

The Odd Couple went down a storm
The Odd Couple went down a storm

Chinnor Players excelled themselves with their latest production The Odd Couple by Neil Simon directed by Andrew Cameron.

Chinnor Players excelled themselves with their latest production The Odd Couple by Neil Simon directed by Andrew Cameron.

The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple

Over three nights the cast had the audience doubled up with laughter as they played out the storyline of two flatmates who are the exact opposites living together in a Manhattan apartment.

The sloppy and untidy Olive is on the hunt for romance. Housewife and mother Florence, recently separated after 14 years of marriage, is devastated that her husband has kicked her out and accepts Olive’s invite to move into the apartment.

Florence tries to bring order into chaos. Constantly cooking, cleaning, dusting and tidying up after Olive who is far from grateful.

In the meantime their friends continue to arrive every Friday night for a game of Trivial Pursuits as their one night out a week.

Olive yearns for romance and invites the two Spanish brothers who live upstairs to dinner. While Florence plans the menu, Olive plans seduction.

Their dinner date is a disaster for Olive but Florence is swept off her feet by the Spanish romancers and moves in with them to the astonishment of all.

Friday nights will never be the same.

With a last throw of the dice Olive and Renee choose Entertainment and their question is: ‘According to the 1962 smash hit by the Four Seasons, who is it who doesn’t cry’.

The curtain closes to a chorus of “Big Girls Don’t Cry”.

The director, cast and back stage team pulled out all the stops and the audience went away thoroughly entertained.