The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple (the male version) (1967) was a theatre production by Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre), based on the comedy by Neil Simon. It was performed at the theatre's main stage.

Toralv Maurstad directed it.

Frank Robert played the role of Oscar.

Carsten Winger played the role of Felix.

The production used the Norwegian title To ess og ingen dame (literally: Two aces and no queen).


(Objekt ID 23112)
Object type Production
Premiere January 4, 1967
Produced by Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre)
Based on The Odd Couple AKA The Odd Couple (male version) by Neil Simon
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian Bokmål
Expressions Comedy, Theatre
Running period January 4, 1967  

Requirements to venue

Blackout No

Neil Simon wrote two versions of the same play, one with men in the leading roles, one led by women. The male version was written first, with its world premiere in 1965, and it is often referred to as The Odd Couple (male version), whereas the female version had its world premiere in 1985, and is often referred to as The Odd Couple (the female version).

The production Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre) performed in 1967 was based on the former play.


Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre)'s repertoire database

Name Role
Neil Simon – Playwright
Eivind Hauge – Translation
Toralv Maurstad – Direction
Kaare Hegle – Stage design
Low Kaas – Costume design
Willie Hoel – Actor (Murray)
Vibeke Løkkeberg – Actor (Gwendolyn)
Birger Løvaas – Actor (Vinnie)
Alf Malland – Actor (Speed)
Thorleif Reiss – Actor (Roy)
Frank Robert – Actor (Oscar)
Bjørg Vatle – Actor (Cecily)
Carsten Winger – Actor (Felix)
Odd Andersen – Stage manager
Jane Bull – Prompter
Other participants
Performance dates
January 4, 1967Hovedscenen (The Main Stage) – National premiere, Norway
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