“Why love, if losing hurts so much?”
Sephy and Callum sit together on a beach. They are in love.
It is forbidden.
Sephy is a Cross and Callum is a Nought. Between Noughts and Crosses there are racial and social divides. A segregated society teeters on a volatile knife edge.
As violence breaks out, Sephy and Callum draw closer, but this is a romance that will lead them into terrible danger.
This gripping Romeo and Juliet story by acclaimed writer Malorie Blackman and adapted by Sabrina Mahfouz is a captivating drama of love, revolution and what it means to grow up in a divided world.
Age guidance: 12+
Duration: 2 hours, with an interval. Interval times will vary at each venue.
For information about BSL, captioned performances and accessibility please check the tour venue websites when they are announced.
York Theatre Royal
Richmond Theatre, London
27 September – 1 October
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
Northern Stage, Newcastle
Tickets on sale soon
Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
On sale from Wednesday 3 August
New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich
The Noughts and Crosses Resource Pack is for students studying Drama and Performing Arts and can be used as a text to perform or a devising stimulus for KS3, GCSE, BTEC or A Level.
It contains comprehensive lesson plans, handouts, access to filmed scenes of the production, and includes the newly published playtext of the adaptation by the playwright Sabrina Mahfouz
Original production presented by Pilot Theatre, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Derby Theatre, Mercury Theatre Colchester and York Theatre Royal.