Minnie & Liraz

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"Lally Katz is one of our most prolific and lauded playwrights."

- ABC Radio National


Melbourne Theatre Company presents presents

Minnie & Liraz

by Lally Katz


The Autumn Road Retirement Village in Caulfield has a fiercely competitive bridge club, but with old age doing its inevitable work, no bridge partnership lasts for long. When Minnie loses her playing partner in an unfortunate swimming accident, Liraz is desperate for them to team up. You see, Minnie has a granddaughter and Liraz has a grandson. Both are hopelessly single. Laying all her cards on the table, Minnie is bidding hearts.

After her success with Neighbourhood Watch, playwright Lally 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 of Lally Katz to be, Minnie & Liraz has a misfit charm that will leave you grinning. Award-winning director Anne-Louise Sarks (Medea) returns to conduct a great cast in which veterans Nancye Hayes AM (Funny Girl) and Sue Jones (Other Desert Cities) mix with comedy darling Virginia Gay (Seven's Winners and Losers).

"Lally Katz is one of our most prolific and lauded playwrights." – ABC Radio National

"Among Australian playwrights of her generation, Lally Katz probably has the most original dramatic imagination." – The Age


Cast includes Virginia Gay, Nancye Hayes, Sue Jones, Rhys McConnochie, Georgina Naidu, Peter Paltos
Director Anne-Louise Sarks
Set & Costume Designer Mel Page
Lighting Designer Matt Scott
Composer & Sound Designer Stefan Gregory

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


12 May – 24 June 2017*

Forum Nights
Monday 22 May 
Monday 29 May

Captioned performance
Saturday 24 June, 4pm

Tactile tour
Saturday 10 June, 4pm

Audio Described Performances
Tuesday 6 June, 6:30pm
Saturday 10 June, 4pm

Auslan-interpreted Performances
Saturday 3 June, 4pm

*Tickets for performances after 17 June are currently only available to MTC Subscribers


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Adults from $82
Concessions from $63
Groups 8+ from $76
Under 30 from $39

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