When playwright Neil Simon penned The Odd Couple, little could he have known the phenomenon he had unleashed. The Broadway hit became a famous 1968 film starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, and then a number of different TV shows. In the US, a version featuring Matthew Perry is currently on air.
There's a reason audiences continue to be fascinated with his offbeat roommates and their ever-apparent mismatch, of course, and it's not just because it's both chaotic and comedic. Who hasn't been down-and-out like despairing journalist Felix Unger? Who hasn't lived with someone they're not all that suited to, such as the slovenly Oscar Madison? Who doesn't have a good pal they probably shouldn't get along with, but do anyway?
Expect domestic drama, both amusing and argumentative, as Queensland Theatre Company offers their spin on the play turned movie turned television series. Expect a reunion of another odd couple as the titular pair, too, with Jason Klarwein and Tama Matheson from QTC's 2013 rendition of Design For Living returning as everyone's favourite housemates from hell.