Playwright Nancy Harris is no stranger to the stage of The Gate having adapted The Red Shoes in 2017 and making her Druid debut with The Beacon last October. First performed in London in 2012, Our New Girl is knee-deep in dysfunctional family territory.
Annie, an Irish nanny, turns up unexpectedly in the affluent London home of Hazel who is coping with her pregnancy, troubled son and Richard, her plastic surgeon husband, who is away on charitable work. Everything is simmering, she’s the ingredient which brings it to the boil when Richard returns. It’s bears all the hallmarks of an excruciatingly taut psychological drama, one both feared and beloved by the middle-classes.