Noah And The Peacock


London theatre news: Tuesday 9 June 2020


Kids/ family - Online

Nottingham Playhouse launches a brand new form of live, at-home theatre for families with commission of new Zoom play - Noah and the Peacock - by Jeff James.
Noah And The Peacock from Nottingham Playhouse

Image courtesy Nottingham Playhouse


In spite of its closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, Nottingham Playhouse is still commissioning and producing new work.


Its latest creation, written and created especially for Zoom by Jeff James, Noah and the Peacock is a brand new form of live, at-home theatre.


It will have an initial run of six performances (19 - 21 June) and tickets cost £9 which gives access to the Zoom link for each household and a show activity pack.


There will also be a Pay What You Can performance on Sunday 21 June at 10.30am and a BSL interpreted performance on Sunday 21 June at 2.30pm.


The show is recommended for children aged 5 - 9 and their grown-ups


You can buy tickets from the Nottingham Playhouse website.


The cast of 4 actors will be performing the play live from their homes whilst watching families are invited to star in the show by dressing up as Noah's animals and creating sound effects with items found at home.


Noah and the Peacock is a funny and charming tale of hope, friendship and overcoming the odds.


The story tells of Peacock and Peahen.


Peacock is extremely pompous and all he can talk about is his beautiful feathers.


Peahen, on the other hand, is much more modest and longs to make friends with the other animals.


When the pair hear news that a huge flood is on the way, Peacock refuses to leave the roost and risk ruining his perfect plumage in the rain.


So, with no other choice, Peahen sets off on a journey through the dark forest and along the great blue river.


As all the animals must go two-by-two, will Peahen make it onto the ark alone?


Can stubborn Peacock change his mind before it's too late?


Adam Penford, Artistic Director of Nottingham Playhouse, said ...


"We're so excited to be announcing Noah and the Peacock.


Jeff's play is witty, intelligent and playful.


We have moved most of our participation work online during lockdown and commissioned digital work by local theatre-makers, but it felt crucial to develop a full production, specifically created to be experienced online.


I'm sure the interactive element will delight audiences.


It's also vital that we continue to offer employment opportunities to freelance actors and creatives during this tough financial climate."


Writer and director Jeff James's previous credits include Persuasion (Manchester Royal Exchange) and Stink Foot (The Yard Theatre) as writer-director, and La Musica (Young Vic) and One for the Road and Victoria Station (Young Vic and Print Room) as director.


Nottingham Playhouse has a long history of producing work for young people, stretching back to the establishment of Roundabout in the 1970s.


The theatre continues to produce work for this age group in the studio theatre and tour to schools in the region.


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