Overview

Synopsis

Shaun Micallef and Francis Greenslade play the famous mismatched duo in this comedy classic, directed by Peter Houghton.
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Reviews

Wildly, irresistibly, incredibly, and continually funny.

New York Daily News
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Synopsis

Shaun Micallef and Francis Greenslade play the famous mismatched duo in this comedy classic, directed by Peter Houghton.

Everything’s set for the regular poker game at Oscar’s place, but where’s Felix? He’s never late. A call to his wife reveals that she and Felix have split up and he’s taken it pretty hard. When he finally arrives, in shock, distraught, with thoughts to end it all, Oscar makes a proposal. Why not move in here with him? Think about it – two bachelors living together, fancy free, no wives getting on their nerves. It’ll be paradise!

Neil Simon’s classic comedy about divorced men living together might be, perversely, the world’s funniest play about marriage. Has there ever been such a mismatch than this between the curmudgeonly slob Oscar Madison and the pernickety Felix Ungar? Can a seven-room Manhattan apartment ever be big enough for both of them?

Countless revivals, three TV series and a hit film testify to the sure-fire hilarity of The Odd Couple. All a production needs are two character actors at the top of their form, such as Mad as Hell’s Shaun Micallef (Mad as Hell) and Francis Greenslade (Packed to the Rafters) and a specialist comedy director, such as Peter Houghton (True Minds), to make sure these famous one-liners hit their marks.

Cast & Crew

Francis Greenslade

Francis Greenslade

Oscar Maddison

Shaun Micallef

Shaun Micallef

Felix Unger

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Michala Banas

Gwendolyn Pigeon

David Ross Paterson

David Ross Paterson

Roy

Grant Piro

Grant Piro

Speed

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Hayden Spencer

Murray

Drew Tingwell

Drew Tingwell

Vinnie

Christie Whelan Browne

Christie Whelan Browne

Cecily Pigeon

Peter Houghton

Peter Houghton

Director

Christina Smith

Christina Smith

Set & Costume Designer

Matt Scott

Matt Scott

Lighting Designer

David Franzke

J David Franzke

Composer & Sound Designer

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Geraldine Cook

Voice & Dialect Coach

Kat Henry

Kat Henry

Assistant Director

News & Reviews

Reviews

Wildly, irresistibly, incredibly, and continually funny.

New York Daily News
The laughs come early and often in this non-stop comedy.
NY Theatre Guide
Scarcely a moment that is not hilarious.
The New York Times

Venues

Related Events

31 October, 6pm: Free cast and artist Q&A

Join us at Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio for a free discussion with the cast and creative teams.

14 November: Donor event – Post-show cocktail party

There will be a post-show cocktail party for MTC Donors, following the 6.30pm performance. For more information about becoming an MTC Donor, email donations@mtc.com.au

Attendance Information

  • Further information will be available closer to the production season.
  • FM Hearing Systems are available for this production
  • This production will be audio described on 29 November (6.30pm) and 3 December (4pm, with a tactile tour at 3pm), and captioned on 17 December (4pm).