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Folio Theatre presents


Folio Theatre presents


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Nanny 2000 x 770

“She said to me this morning “everything you do fails’’ because I spent twenty minutes trying to work out how to fit her carseat. She just sat there just going “fail, fail, fail, fail, fail” while I was scrabbling away on You Tube looking up how you fit the Maxi Cosi 10. “Everything you do fails.” EVERYTHING? Who says that to someone? Who turns up to work and gets told that?!”

“Yeah, that’s brutal. And she’s backed it up with evidence.”

Meet Lea and Amy. Below average nannies with bigger than average ambitions.

Every week they take the kids they look after to a ‘Stay and Play’ class and seize a moment between the snacks, songs, snot and screaming to plot the twists and turns of their real careers as a comedy double act.

Matthew Floyd Jones (Kathy and Stella Solve a Murder) writes sublime original music and songs for the World Premiere of this poignant and funny new play about friendship, faltering, and staying true to yourself despite it all.

Script and story by Alana Ramsey (The Crown) Lizzie Stables (The Inbetweeners) & Jenny Rainsford (Fleabag).

Supported by The Foyle Foundation, The Leche Trust and The Golsoncott Foundation. Development supported by Arts Council England and English Touring Theatre.

Important information

Running time:
85 minutes

Age guideline:


Trigger warnings:

Haze, strong language, sexual references, loud music and sounds


Post show talk: Tue 27 Feb hosted by Sara Rhodes


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Lyric video