Introducing Untamed Productions. We will keep you up to date with all of our latest projects and will be offering our members the chance to get involved.
Mrs. Noah Fights Back
By April De Angelis
Friday 16th April – 7pm
Saturday 17th April – 5pm and 7.30pm
Sunday 18th April – 5pm
Mrs. Noah Fights Back! (written by the critically acclaimed April De Angelis) is an environmentally reimagined Noah’s Ark – with a feminist twist. The play presents a powerful message about the state of the world we live in and was originally performed as a piece of street theatre at the 2019 XR rally in London. An online chat gets interrupted by a rather angry God, played by Lauren Alexandra, (yes, God is a woman in this production – cue Ariana Grande).
‘You are destroying nature in cold blood, so I’m finishing you off by sending an almighty great flood!’
Noah builds his ark to save mankind (and by that he means himself), but his story is outdated and ineffective. It is Mrs. Noah who demands a rewrite.
In a world obsessed with hyper-consumerism, instant gratification and social media, it poses the question: does the self indulgent way we are living our lives impact our carbon footprint? Although the play is written with biblical characters, this production is very much set in modern times; the problems we face are now and are not historical. We all have our part to play.
With original music, virtual backgrounds and endless puns, Mrs. Noah is bound to bring you a burst of enjoyment in this new age of digital theatre. We are able to safely bring the theatre to you, and if you’ve managed to make it out to a pub garden – guess what – you can take us with you via the Zoom app!
Tickets are £5 per screen/ household with an option to donate more in support of the production. 10% of all ticket sales will be donated to Avon Needs Trees, a charity tackling deforestation in South West England. There will be a short Q+A session after each performance.
How to watch
This show will be performed via Zoom, a free video conferencing tool. Zoom can be downloaded here.
You will receive a link to watch the show on the day you have booked your ticket for. This link will be emailed to the address that you enter when you buy your ticket. When it’s nearly time for the show to start, click the link and Zoom will take you to the waiting room. We’ll open the auditorium 10 minutes before the show is due to begin. We will be on standby should you have any technical difficulties.
Please make sure you are muted and do not unmute yourself during the performance. Please keep your camera off, set your account to ‘hide non-video participants’ and select gallery view. We will send you instructions with your Zoom link nearer the time of the performance. We hope you enjoy the show!
Poppy Abbott – Mrs. Noah, Townsperson
Poppy is an actor and voiceover artist currently based in the South West. She has a degree in English and Drama and trained at Identity School of Acting. Poppy has appeared in many independent shorts and most notably played the lead role in The Angelikes, which premiered on Amazon Prime. Poppy is one of the founders of Untamed Community and consequently Untamed Productions.
Lauren Alexandra – God
Lauren trained at Arts Ed and has recently finished filming a new Netflix Series. She can currently be seen as the lead role of Daisy in SPOT BOTS, a children’s educational TV series (BBC) and as the face of SPECSAVERS global campaign. She has performed alongside Kenneth Branagh in THE ENTERTAINER (The Garrick Theatre) and covered the lead role of Nala in Disney’s West End production of THE LION KING (Lyceum Theatre). She has also been in various global commercial campaigns. Lauren is one of the founders of Untamed Community.
Alice Wolff-Whitehouse – Mrs. Japheth, Ham, Townsperson
Alice Wolff-Whitehouse is an actor-musician based in Hackney, East London. She is a recent graduate of Rose Bruford’s Acting MA (2019), and East 15’s World Performance BA (2015). Her latest live works include her debut one-woman-show Swine of the Times at the Bread and Roses (Feb 2020) and the Ancient Greek Comedy Ploutos at The Space in London (October 2020). She manages new comedy company Mighty Mammal Theatre along with facilitating workshops on embodied character and is a long standing member of The Ukulele Ska Collective. Alice composed the music for Mrs. Noah.
Jordan Julien – Noah
Jordan is a highly acclaimed actor with lead role credits on stage and screen. He believes the play sends a powerful message about respecting our home and highlights how our own ignorance impacts future generations’ quality of living. I hope it will make people realise that they can make a difference. Yes you, reading this right now. There’s something you can do, big or small, to help the planet. You’re important.
Emma Hodgkinson Mrs. Jonah, Shem, Townsperson
Emma graduated from Rose Bruford College with an MA in Actor Performer Training in 2019. She is currently playing Oberon (among other characters) in Heartbreak Productions’ national tour of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. She published her debut poetry collection GETTING OVER MYSELF (AND OTHER PEOPLE) in 2020 and has been commissioned to write for stage (TINSEL IN MY PANTS) and screen (ESCAPE FROM LOCKDOWN). Emma is one of the founders of Untamed Community.
Fraser Fraser – Japheth, Suzi, Reverend John
Originally from North West England, Fraser has been performing since the age of 10. His credits include ‘The Visitor’; Fabface Productions – which is how he became involved with Untamed and although this is his first digital production he hopes to pursue more alternative theatre. Currently training at Identity School of Acting.
Poppy Abbott – Director
Poppy has thoroughly enjoyed the challenges of producing a digital production and although directing via a computer screen is not the same as being in the room, it has been great fun. Digital theatre is a testament that art will never die, despite the trials and tribulations we may face!
Karen Lockyer – Producer and Art Director
Karen’s previous work includes writer, producer and co-director of The Visitor, a short one act play, which was performed at the Camden Fringe festival London and Shaftesbury Fringe festival in Dorset. Karen is producing and lending her wisdom to all things creative to Mrs Noah Fights Back! notably the artwork for the animation.
Juliann Pichelski – Stage Manager
Juliann Pichelski is an operator, theatre technician and stage manager. She has worked as a stage manager on many different shows including Space Age Love Songs at The Two Brewers, Alison Jackson: Double Fake at Leicester Square Theatre, Sholom Aleichem at The Lion and Unicorn, and Remember the Clause, a festival of LGBTQ+ plays at The Courtyard Theatre. Juliann got her start in theatre by pushing scenery as a supernumerary in Mr. Foote’s Other Leg at The Lyric Hammersmith and Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Alice Wolff-Whitehouse – Musical Director, co-composer and singer.
‘Mrs Noah Fights Back!’ is Alice’s MD debut, she has had an incredible time working with such a talented team to build this world through sound and she looks forward to working on new musical projects in the future. Alice is also a long-standing singer and player in The Ukulele Ska Collective based in East London.
Stefan Taylor – Music producer and composer
Producer, co-composer and musician on ‘God we Praise You!’, ‘Building the Boat’, ‘Japheth and the Dove’ and ‘We are Rising up’.Stefan is the lead singer of Northern Soul band ‘The Signatures’ with debut album being released in the coming months.
Loris Scarpa – Music producer and composer
Producer, co-composer and musician on ‘Trailer Music’ and ‘It Ain’t Easy Being a Wife’. Loris is an actor-musician graduating from Rose Bruford in 2021.
Vocal Sessions – Sound engineer/vocal recording
Vocal Sessions is a South East London-based recording studio specialising in video singing reels and content for social media. Created by songwriter and music producer Jack Hawitt.