• Noughts & Crosses

Event Details

Tue 02 Apr - Sat 06 Apr

Time: 7.30pm, matinees 2pm Thursday & 2.30pm Saturday

Running Time: 2 hours 20 minutes (including interval)

Venue: Main House

Ticket Information: From £15

Age Recommendations: 12+

Warning: Contains some strong language, mild sexual references, some scenes of terrorism, strobe and flashing lights, loud noises and haze.

Book Tickets


Presented by: Derby Theatre and Pilot Theatre

Co-produced by: Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Mercury Theatre Colchester and York Theatre Royal

Written by: Malorie Blackman

Adapted by: Sabrina Mahfouz

Directed by: Esther Richardson

Noughts & Crosses

“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. Voted as one of the UK's best-loved books, Malorie Blackman's Noughts & Crosses is a true modern classic.

Noughts and Crosses follows Pilot Theatre’s acclaimed production of Brighton Rock.

"A thrilling adaptation." ★★★★★ East Midlands Theatre

"Compelling staging of Malorie Blackman’s novel." ★★★★ The Stage

“…not just a stylishly instructive experience, but one in which you can lose yourself.”  ★★★★ The Times

"A fine new adaptation." ★★★★ The Observer

Don't miss the post show discussion following the 7.30pm performance on Thursday 04 April.

Schools workshops are available. For more information contact catherine@pilot-theatre.com

Check out the Education Pack here.

Audio Described: Saturday 06 April, 2.30pm

BSL: Friday 05 April, 7.30pm

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