(Michael and Jane move centerstage.)
Well that sounds like a good idea.
Yes, yes, constable. I think that’s enough. I can manage from here. Have a good evening. Now if you don’t mind. (Crossing behind Jane and Michael to stage right, motions the constable out the door and shuts it.)
(curtseying) Yes sir! (mumbling as she goes over to Jane and Michael and leads them off stage left) I knew it. When all’s said and done, who bears the brunt of everything around here? Me that’s who! They don’t want an honest good working girl around here. They need a bloomin’ zookeeper.
You’ve taken on 6 nannies in the last four months, and they’ve all been disasters! We need one who will be firm, respectable, and take no nonsense. She must act like a general who gives commands, lays down rules and ensures discipline at all times.
You’re right, you shouldn’t have.
And we do so want to get on with the new nanny.
Very sensible. I shall be glad to have your help in the matter.
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).