Warning: Contains some strong language, mild sexual references, some scenes of terrorism, strobe and flashing lights, loud noises and haze.
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.
Following an extensive search with over 400 applicants, Pilot Theatre are delighted to announce the first casting for the premiere of Sabrina Mahfouz’s new adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s critically acclaimed young adult novel of first love in a dangerous fictional dystopia – Noughts & Crosses.