DOI: 10.5040/9781784602895.00000002
Acts: 2. Scenes: 15. Roles: Male (2) , Female (2) , Neutral (0)

Nancy Harris's Our New Girl is a psychological drama about the darker side of modern parenthood. It was first performed at the Bush Theatre, London, on 12 January 2012.

The play's action is set in the kitchen of an upmarket family home in London belonging to Hazel and Richard Robinson. Despite the immaculate appearance, things aren't as good as they look for Hazel. Her plastic surgeon husband, Richard, has embarked on his latest charitable mission to Haiti, leaving her heavily pregnant and forced to cope alone with a failing business and a problem son, Daniel. When a professional nanny, Annie, arrives unannounced on her doorstep, Hazel finds her home under the shadow of a seemingly perfect stranger who has an agenda of her own. And when Richard finally turns up, his presence only fuels the tensions already simmering in this deeply unhappy household.

The Bush Theatre premiere was directed by Charlotte Gwinner and designed by Morgan Large, with Mark Bazeley as Richard, Denise Gough as Annie, Kate Fleetwood as Hazel and Jonathan Teale and Jude Willoughby alternating as Daniel.

From Our New Girl


Nick Hern Books

Nancy Harris

ISBN: 9781848422230

Series: NHB Modern Plays

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