Nottingham Playhouse announces newly commissioned Zoom play ‘Noah and the Peacock’

Though the building may be temporarily closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Nottingham Playhouse has today announced a newly commissioned work, Noah and the Peacock, a brand new form of live, at-home theatre written and created especially for Zoom by Jeff James.

Running from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 June 2020, the show is aimed at primary aged children and their families.

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?


Noah and the Peacock has an initial run of six performances and tickets cost £9 which gives access to the Zoom link for each household and a show activity pack.

There will 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. Tickets are available online at nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk.

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