The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple (2014) was a theatre production by The Norwegian Touring Theatre and Thalia Teater, based on the comedy by Neil Simon. The production was performed on tour the winter of 2014, with its tour opening in Hamar.

Kim Haugen directed it.

Nils Vogt and Sven Nordin played the leading roles of Felix and Oscar.

The winter of 2015, The Odd Couple was performed at Chat Noir.


(Objekt ID 41431)
Object type Production
Premiere October 2, 2014
Produced by The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret)
In collaboration with Thalia Teater AS
Based on The Odd Couple AKA The Odd Couple (male version) by Neil Simon
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Keywords Theatre, Comedy
Running period October 2, 2014  —  February 21, 2015
Duration 2 hours, 15 minutes, one interval
Website Riksteatret, THALIA TEATER

At the webpage of The Norwegian Touring Theatre the following, among other things, is written about The Odd Couple:

"Felix (Nils Vogt) has been thrown out of his home by his wife, and in despair he goes to his dear friend Oscar (Sven Nordin), asking to live with him. Oscar has a large apartment, many friends, and likes to play poker and enjoy himself - whereas Felix is pedantic and a hypochondriac, obsessed with cleaning, and aching to remake all of Oscar's routines."

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).


Import from the list of openings 11.08.2014

The National Library of Norway, performance program digitised by The National Library of Norway, transferred to Sceneweb 13.08.2015

The Norwegian Touring Theatre,, 11.08.2014,

Thalia Teater,, 11.08.2014,

Performance dates
January 15, 2015Chat Noir New opening
October 7, 2014Kirsten Flagstad salen, Hamar Kulturhus Tour Premiere
October 2, 2014 19:00 – Storegull, Riksteatret, The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret) Opening night