Inspired by historical events, a royal scandal ignites a blistering fire between the steely Queen Mother and her children’s doting nanny in Melanie Tait’s sparkling new comedy drama.
Marion ‘Crawfie’ Crawford adored her job as governess to Princesses Lilibet and Margaret Rose... until she was ostracised without warning, despite dedicating the best part of her life to raising, educating and caring for the young royals. The reason? A tell-all memoir.
From the creative team behind the sell-out success of THE APPLETON LADIES’ POTATO RACE, this blackly funny play imagines a series of pivotal moments between two strong-spirited women harbouring complicated resentment.
1hr 30mins (no interval)
September 6th, 2024
October 12th, 2024
Recommended for ages 12+
Just a hop, skip and a jump north of the bridge from the CBD, Ensemble Theatre is situated in a heritage-listed boatshed on the water in Kirribilli.
TRAIN The next stop north after Wynyard Station, take the train to Milsons Point station, exit at Ennis Rd and it’s just a 5 minute walk down Willoughby Street.
FERRY The most scenic way to travel, treat yourself and jump on a ferry from Circular Quay to Milsons Point (a 10 – 15 minute walk) or Kirribilli Wharf (also, a 10 – 15 minute walk).
CAR There’s free (but time-limited) street parking all around the theatre. Please allow ample time to park before your performance or booking at Bayly’s Bistro.
"A comedy with some dark laughs and extraordinary insight" - (for 2023's A BROADCAST COUP) State of the Art __ ★★★★★ "Sparkling new comedy"__ - (for 2019's THE APPLETON LADIES' POTATO RACE) The Sydney Morning Herald
"Melanie Tait is a playwright with a sharp eye for human foibles and how they play out between people" - (for 2023's A BROADCAST COUP) Stage Noise
Playwright: Melanie Tait
Director: Priscilla Jackman
Lighting Designer: Morgan Moroney
Cast: Matthew Backer and Merridy Eastman
THE QUEEN'S NANNY runs for 1hr 30mins (no interval).
THE QUEEN'S NANNY is at the Ensemble Theatre, which is located in Kirribilli, NSW, Australia, 2061.
THE QUEEN'S NANNY tickets start at $83.
Recommended for ages 12+
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