Girls take on The Odd Cou­ple

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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 tick­et­ mad­sthe­atre or 01625 611974.

●● Ailsa Oak­ley as Olive

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