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Past Productions

The Odd Couple (Female Version)

by Neil Simon

The Cast of The Odd CoupleFor many the name "Odd Couple" conjures up memories of Walter Matthau and Jack Lemon in the 1968 film. It was the phenomenal success of that play which, twenty years later, inspired Neil Simon to write another equally hilarious version where the couple of the title are two women. The play chronicles the brief period during which Olive Madison, a self confessed slob, shares her flat and her life with Florece Unger, a stickler for order and tidiness. Add a couple of amorous Spaniards and you have the ingredients for the inimitable 'laugh-a-minute' comedy style of Neil Simon.

Our production was very successful and clearly appealed to our village supporters, attracting near capacity audiences at every venue. We welcomed a new actress Sharon Chilcott and were particularly pleased to receive very enthusiastic support at Ruardean to which we were making our first visit.

The Cast

Sylvie Sharon Chilcott
Mickey Sarah Hall
Renee Jeanette Bennett
Vera Margaret Baldwin
Olive Madison Loraine Worrall
Florence Unger Beverley Meek
Manolo Costazuela Tony Hearn
Jesus Costazuela Howard Jones

Director: Dave Baldwin

The Crew

Stage Manager Richard Worrall
Sound & Lighting Charles Wintour
ASM Miriam Seal
Properties Stella Truscott
Sue Jones
Costume Stella Truscott
Front of House Maureen Baker
Peter Baker


26th & 27th October 2007 The Millenium Hall, Upton Bishop
2nd & 3rd November 2007 The New Memorial Hall, Fownhope
9th & 10th November 2007 The Village Hall, Ruardean
24th November 2007 The Mackenzie Hall, Brockweir

See also

The Savannah Sipping Society

by Jones, Hope and Wooten

Toured: Nov-Dec 2005

Summer End

by Eric Chappell

Toured: April 2016

Visiting Hour

by Richard Harris

Toured: Nov 2015


by Patrick Hamilton

Toured: March 2015

The Prisoner of Second Avenue

by Neil Simon

Toured: November 2014

Inspector Drake and the Black Widow

by David Tristram

Toured: July 2014


by Jean McDonnell

Toured: April 2014

Prescription for Murder

by Norman Robbins

Toured: November 2013

Laying the Ghost

by Simon Williams

Toured: June 2013

Five Blue Haired Ladies Sitting On A Green Park Bench

by John A Penzotti

Toured: November 2012


by Simon Moore

Toured: June-July 2012

Going Straight

by Richard Harris

Toured: March - April 2012

Blithe Spirit

by Noel Coward

Toured: Nov-Dec 2011

A Month of Sundays

by Bob Larbey

Toured: June - July 2011

A Bolt from the Blue

by David Tristram

Toured: March - April 2011

One Last Card Trick

by Stewart Permutt

Toured: November 2010


by Gerald Sybleyras translated by Tom Stoppard

Toured: July 2010


by A R Gurney

Toured: March - April 2010


by John Godber

Toured:Oct - Nov 2010

The Beach Hut

by Mark Rees

Performed: September 2009

Happy Jack

by John Godber

Toured: June - August 2009

A Delicate Balance

by Edward Albee

Toured: March - April 2009

You're Only Young Twice

by Ron Aldridge

Toured: November 2008


by Ronald Harwood

Toured: June - July 2008

Day of Reckoning

by Pam Valentine

Toured: March - April 2005

The Odd Couple (Female Version)

by Neil Simon

Toured: October - November 2007

Faith Healer

by Brian Friel

Toured: July - August 2007

Memory of Water

by Shelagh Stephenson

Toured: March - April 2007

September in the Rain

by John Godber

Toured: Oct-Dec 2006

Educating Rita

by Willy Russell

Toured: July-Sept 2006

The Cemetery Club

by Ivan Menchal

Toured: March-May 2006

Duck Variations & The Problem

by David Mamet & A R Gurney Jnr

Festival: March 2006

Stepping Out

by Richard Harris

Toured: Nov-Dec 2005

Two of a Kind

by Hugh Janes

Toured: Jun-Aug 2005

Steel Magnolias

by Robert Harling

Toured: Feb-Mar 2005

Shirley Valentine

by Willie Russell

Toured: Sep-Oct 2004