Noughts & Crosses

By Malorie Blackman

Adapted by Sabrina Mahfouz
Directed by Esther Richardson

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


“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.


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

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Age guidance: 13+


Tour Dates and Venues to be announced soon. In the meantime, venues where sales are currently available will be listed below.


Theatre Royal Brighton

Tue 19 Mar - Sat 23 Mar 2019

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Theatre Royal Stratford East

Wed 24 Apr - Sat 4 May 2019

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Schools workshops are available alongside this production. A free Education Resource Pack will also be created and accessible via this webpage.