Noughts & Crosses

By Malorie Blackman

Adapted by Sabrina Mahfouz
Directed by Esther Richardson

Presented by Pilot Theatre and Derby Theatre in co-production by Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Mercury Theatre Colchester and York Theatre Royal

 

Winner of Excellence in Touring, UK Theatre Awards 2019.
Finalist for Best Show for Children and Young People, UK Theatre Awards 2019.

 

“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.

 

**** The Observer
**** The Stage
"a dynamic, powerful, compelling show whatever your age." British Theatre Guide

 

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 listed below.


Educational Resources:

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

Resource Pack Details

 


Tour Dates


We have postponed our scheduled autumn tour until Autumn 2022.  Full venue details will be announced on this page nearer the time.
We will still be offering our workshop programme to schools and our resource pack remains available at any time.  If you have any questions about this production or about the accompanying resources please do not hesitate to get in touch with us [email protected].