Back in the 1960s, Neil Simon took a pretty simple premise and spun it into comic gold. What if, Simon surmised, a neat-freak moved in with a slob?
The result was The Odd Couple – a perfect pairing of mismatched males, including the fusspot Felix Unger and the acerbic sportswriter Oscar Madison. The play led to a movie (starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau) then a TV series (with Tony Randall and Jack Klugman). And this week, the Arts Club Theatre is launching its version of the Tony Award-winning (in 1965) comedy.