Case of bridge a bit too far, perhaps?

Case of bridge a bit too far, perhaps?

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BRIDGE DRAMA  – From left, Virginia Gay, Nancye Hayes and Sue Jones star in Minnie & Liraz.

BRIDGE DRAMA – From left, Virginia Gay, Nancye Hayes and Sue Jones star in Minnie & Liraz.

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LIFE IS never dull in a retirement village. Which is why young Australian playwright Lally Katz chose a retirement home as the setting for her latest comedy.

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LIFE IS never dull in a retirement village. Which is why young Australian playwright Lally Katz chose a retirement home as the setting for her latest comedy.

Following her success with Neighbourhood Watch, Katz is returning to Melbourne Theatre Company with another oddball comedy Minnie & Liraz.

The play features grand dames of the theatre Nancye Hayes and Sue Jones as a pair of fiercely competitive bridge-playing grandmothers who live at Autumn Road Retirement Village in Caulfield.

The duo manage to wrangle their bridge rivalry into a spot of matchmaking for their grandchildren.

Minnie Cohen (Hayes) recruits a pair of youngsters in order to triumph at the annual bridge championship.

Winners and Losers’ Virginia Gay also stars in the show, that will leave you grinning.

The season runs from May 12-June 24 at the Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road.

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