Legendary writer Neil Simon had a long list of stage and screen hits to his name, but The Odd Couple remains one of his most famous, with the iconic pairing of Jack Lemmon as fussy Felix and Walter Matthau as slob Oscar making for a memorable and much-loved movie.
Theatre director Breda Cashe says that when she first read the dramatised version of Mitch Albom’s memoir, Tuesdays with Morrie, she thought it “might be a little cheesy and sentimental”. But when the actors read the two-hander, the comedy emerged, even though it’s a true story about dying.
BACK in the first week in January four prominent American political figures raised the need for the abolition of nuclear weapons. The issue was followed up this week in an article by Mikhail Gorbachev calling for urgent action.