Song- How Lordly is the Life I Lead
Winifred, where are the children?
They’re not here, dear!
Missing!!! I’ll deal with this. (Using the phone, up stage stage left) George Banks here. 17 Cherry Tree Lane. It’s a matter of urgency. I should like you to send a policeman around immediately. (Constable, having reached the top of the steps at stage right, “rings” at the door. Mrs. Banks opens the door.)
The policeman’s here George.
(moving downstage) Come in constable, come in.
Jane, Michael. (Giving them both a big hug!)
Oh I wouldn’t be too hard on them sir, they’ve had a long and weary day!
Mr Banks (To Children): Come here at once. Well?
Mary Poppins (1964)
Synopsis: When Jane (Karen Dotrice) and Michael (Matthew Garber), the children of the wealthy and uptight Banks family, are faced with the prospect of a new nanny, they are pleasantly surprised by the arrival of the magical Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews). Embarking on a series of fantastical adventures with Mary and her Cockney performer friend, Bert (Dick Van Dyke), the siblings try to pass on some of their nanny's sunny attitude to their preoccupied parents (David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns).