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Noughts and Crosses

10 November, 2020 - 14 November, 2020

★★★★ The Observer ★★★★ The Stage


    Pilot Theatre presents


    By Malorie Blackman

    Adapted by Sabrina Mahfouz
    Directed by Esther Richardson


    Pilot Theatre bring their acclaimed production of ’Noughts & Crosses’ back to the stage. 

    “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 award winning 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. 


     Original production by Pilot Theatre with Derby Theatre, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Mercury Theatre Colchester and York Theatre Royal



    The Observer



    The Stage


    "a dynamic, powerful, compelling show whatever your age." 

    British Theatre Guide


    “Carries a spellbound teenage audience”

    The Guardian 


    Finalist for Best Show for Children and Young People, UK Theatre Awards 2019.