AMPAG, Melbourne Theatre Company Melbourne Theatre Company:Minnie & Liraz

Minnie & Liraz

May 2017

Thu 18 

08:00 PM

Melbourne Theatre Company

Melbourne Theatre Company

100 St Kilda Road



This riotous new play about two fiercely competitive bridge-playing grandmothers stars Virginia Gay, Nancye Hayes, Sue Jones and John Leary in a charming odd-ball story that will leave you grinning.

The Autumn Road Retirement Village in Caulfield has a fiercely competitive bridge club, although with time and tide doing its inevitable work, no bridge partnership lasts for long. When Minnie Cohen loses her partner in an unfortunate swimming accident, the best player in the village, Liraz Weinberg, wants them to team up. They’d be unbeatable all right, but Minnie abhors Liraz and wants something in return. She has a granddaughter and Liraz has a grandson, and both are hopelessly single. Laying all her cards on the table, Minnie is bidding hearts.

After her success with Neighbourhood Watch, playwrightLally Katz returns to MTC with a characteristically oddball story of kindly Jewish grandparents and raw ambition.

As riotously funny and brilliantly original as you would expect a brainchild ofLally Katzto be, Minnie & Liraz has a misfit charm that will leave you grinning. Award-winning directorAnne-Louise Sarks (Medea) returns to conduct a great cast in which veteransNancye Hayes AM (Funny Girl) andSue Jones (Other Desert Cities) mix with comedy darlingsVirginia Gay (Seven’s Winners and Losers) and John Leary (Private Lives).

This project is supported by the Australian Writers’ Foundation, with the generous support of Kim Williams AM.

Visit the MTC website for more information and booking details.