The Odd Couple

Year: 1969

Start Date: 25 March

End Date: 5 April

Production Company: Chesterfield Civic Theatre Ltd.

Genres

Comedy

Author: Neil Simon

Director: Jack Lynn Stage Director Fred Curtis

Company:

Ian Masters Paul Mason Hugh Kealy Alexander Neilson Anthony Baird Roger Adamson

Background to Production:

No Information Available

Items of Interest in the Programme:

Note from ‘The Manager’s Office’ (Derek Coleman) Identifies difficulty of retaining actors on limited Arts Council Grant (£8000 compared to over £50000 in Sheffield and Nottingham.) The financial restrictions limit the number of artistes” we can pay”. Already informed that grant will stay the same next year. Discusses options – plays with smaller casts, guest artistes to boost take up and income, larger presentation of “only majority appeal” productions. Points out those vagaries of the weather – especially bad conditions in February and March “can still put paid to good box office returns.”

Other items / issues of interest:

Link with Pitlochry Programme. This theatre now in its 19th season.

Production Gallery