Noah zooms in for repeat Nottingham Playhouse performance

Published: 23 July 2020
Reporter: Steve Orme

Kyle Soller as Peacock
Danusia Samal as Peahen

Nottingham Playhouse’s live online production of Noah and the Peacock by Jeff James, written and created for Zoom during the theatre’s temporary closure, is to return in August.

Aimed at children aged five to nine and their families, Noah and the Peacock is a “funny and charming tale of hope, friendship and overcoming the odds”. It features Peacock and Peahen. Peacock is pompous and all he can talk about is his beautiful feathers while Peahen is much more modest and longs to make friends with other animals.

Kyle Soller, who won the 2018 Olivier Award for best actor in a supporting role for his performance in The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez at the Young Vic and in the West End, takes the role of Peacock.

He will be joined by Danusia Samal as Peahen, Bradley Foster as Ham, Stork, Duck 1 and Rabbit 2 and Patricia Davenport in other roles. James directs his own work.

The cast of four actors will be performing the play live from their homes. Watching families are invited to dress up as Noah’s animals and create sound effects with items found at home.

Nottingham Playhouse artistic director Adam Penford said, “I'm thrilled we're bringing Noah and the Peacock back. It was a bit of an experiment into a new form of online theatre and the audience response was superb. It's a witty, engaging and funny production which adults seem to enjoy as much as their children. We’re determined to continue bringing entertainment to families during the pandemic.”

Noah and the Peacock will have 17 performances, running from Wednesday 12 until Sunday 23 August. Further details are available at the Nottingham Playhouse web site.