Girls take on The Odd Couple
A THEATRE group is giving a classic play a touch of girl power for its next performance.
Macclesfield Amateur Dramatics Society, MADS, will perform Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple, but with two women as the couple instead of two men, as in the 1965 original.
The MADS version will also be set in the 1980s to 1990s, before mobile phones became commonplace.
Group member Suzanne Copeland described the play as ‘a very funny farce’.
She said: “The playwright wrote a female version of the play after the original and we chose that one as there are more women actors in MADS.
“Most plays are male biased and finding a female heavy one is hard.”
The play, directed by Lucy Taylor-Hill, centres on two opposite personalities – Olive, a slob, and Florence – thrown together after a family tragedy.
The play runs from June 6 to June 11 at the Little Theatre, Lord Street.
Tickets are £7/£9 from ticketsource.co.uk/ madstheatre or 01625 611974.
●● Ailsa Oakley as Olive