Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company present

Noah and the Peacock

By Jeff James

Thursday 13 - Sunday 23 August 2020

Online - Tickets: £10

Age guidance 4+ - Running time approx. 55 minutes


A brand-new play performed live over Zoom, join us for this theatrical animal adventure!

Our actors will be performing directly from their homes to yours and, not only that, you also get to become the star of the show by dressing up as one of Noah’s animals.

Meet 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?

Directed and written especially for Zoom by Jeff James, Noah and the Peacock is a funny and charming tale of hope, friendship and overcoming the odds. Whilst our building is closed, Nottingham Playhouse is thrilled to offer this brand new form of live, at-home theatre.

See what our little audiences have been saying about the production…

Getting ready for the show

Dress up as your favourite animal and help us to bring this colourful show to life. Costumes can be made from whatever you like, from face paints to masks to onesies.

Don’t have a costume to hand? Download one of our specially designed animal masks to print off and decorate!

Badger mask
Tiger mask
Owl mask

There are plenty of chances to join in throughout the show, so get ready to growl, squawk and honk.

We also want you to help us create some of the sounds in the show. Have a watch of this short video to find out some of the things you’ll need if you want to join in:

Activity pack

We’re created a Noah and the Peacock Activity Pack for your little ones to enjoy. Click here to download the PDF!

Performance details

Zoom is an easy-to-use, online video calling platform and is free to download. We recommend that you download Zoom in advance of the performance to familiarise yourself with the system and avoid any delays on the day.

Only one ticket per household is required.

When purchasing tickets through our website booking path, you’ll reach a question asking you whether you would like your tickets held at Box Office, or posted to your home. Please select ‘Hold at Box Office’. The link to your chosen performance will be emailed out approximately 30 minutes prior to the show’s start time and our team will be on hand to help with any queries. You will be placed in a waiting room and names will be checked as you are admitted to the call.

If you have any queries, please email

Click here to read our safeguarding information for the production.

Group bookings

Tickets for groups 8+ are priced at £12. If you require more than one device to watch the performance, additional tickets will be £8 per device.

To book for your group today, please call us on 0115 941 9419.


Our BSL interpreted performance will take place on Saturday 15 August at 2pm. Instructions will be sent to all customers in advance of the show to explain how this will work.

Our captioned performances will take place on Sunday 16 August, at 10.30am and 2pm. Again, more information will be sent out about how to access this via our pre-show emails.

Sponsored by Nottingham Trent University

Dates & Times

Noah and the Peacock - Thu 13 Aug 2:00pm Thu 13 Aug Online 2:00pm £10
Noah and the Peacock - Fri 14 Aug 2:00pm Fri 14 Aug Online 2:00pm Press Night £10
Noah and the Peacock - Sat 15 Aug 10:30am Sat 15 Aug Online 10:30am £10
Noah and the Peacock - Sat 15 Aug 2:00pm Sat 15 Aug Online 2:00pm Sign Interpreted £10
Noah and the Peacock - Fri 21 Aug 10:30am Fri 21 Aug Online 10:30am Captioned Performance Pay What You Can
Noah and the Peacock - Fri 21 Aug 2:00pm Fri 21 Aug Online 2:00pm Captioned Performance £10
Noah and the Peacock - Sat 22 Aug 10:30am Sat 22 Aug Online 10:30am £10
Noah and the Peacock - Sat 22 Aug 2:00pm Sat 22 Aug Online 2:00pm £10
Noah and the Peacock - Sun 23 Aug 2:00pm Sun 23 Aug Online 2:00pm £10


‘Live lockdown theatre in fine feather’
‘This Zoom show for families captures the buzz of theatre’
The Guardian

‘as on line family entertainment it could hardly be bettered’
Reviews Gate

‘Connecting families across the country and making everyone smile is a great triumph and a necessity at this time.’
A Younger Theatre

‘My girls absolutely loved it! Plus they really enjoyed seeing lots of other children ‘at the show’. Totally recommend for anyone with little ones.’
Audience member

‘Was great how the show was so interactive. Brilliant stuff.’
Audience Member

Cast and Crew

Name Role
Gabrielle Brooks Peahen
Patricia Davenport Frog (and Stage Manager)
Bradley Foster Ham, Stork, Duck, Rabbit
Kyle Soller Peacock
Jeff James Director and Writer
Rachel Lincoln Associate Director
Rosanna Vize Designer
Kieran Lucas Sound Designer

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