by Alana Ramsey, Lizzie Stables and Jenny Rainsford

Original music and songs from Matthew Floyd Jones

South West Tour : 31st January - 28th February 2024

She said to me this morning “everything you do fails’’ because I spent twenty minutes trying to work out how to fit her car seat. She just sat there just going “fail, fail, fail, fail, fail” while I was scrabbling away on YouTube 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 & Stella Solve a Murder!) writes sublime original music and songs for this world premiere of a hilarious 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), and 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.

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"I loved it and can't wait to see it again!"
"Hilarious. Relatable. Heartwarming"
"Filled with music and joy and it really made me belly laugh. I loved it"
“There’s a beautiful Victoria Wood esque simplicity to it”
“A complex exploration of the way people approach the idea of themselves becoming mothers through two very different characters”
“I could see it as a sit-com. A really wonderful, accessible story that will appeal to a lot of people”



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Alana Ramsey


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Lizzie Stables


Creative team

Playwrights: Alana Ramsey, Lizzie Stables and Jenny Rainsford

Composer: Matthew Floyd Jones

Director: Jenny Rainsford

Executive Producer: Liz Vogler for Folio

Producer: Bethany Cooper