Pilot Theatre will be touring a production of award-winning novel for young audiences, Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman, across the UK. The play considers systemic prejudice and racism and aims to have a social and political impact of those who see it, expanding their understanding of what it is like to grow up in a minority.
Pilot’s offer is to secondary schools and youth groups and includes a wide participation programme attached to this production. The offer includes the opportunity to see the production at a range of theatre venues across the UK, one off workshops, a free education pack accessible online and/or engagement with longer-term theatre making projects. In whichever way schools and youth groups wish to engage with the production and participation programme, we are aiming to build long-term and sustainable relationships that have longevity beyond the delivery of the project and production.
The production is the 1st of a 4 year programme of work targetted at younger audiences working with a consortium of theatres - Derby Theatre, Belgrade Coventry, Mercury Colchester and York Theatre Royal - so we are particularly keen to hear from young people and schools in those areas who would like to get involved with us over the next 4 years.
Other opportunities include post show discussions or opportunities to interview a cast member of a member of the creative team - either in person at one of the venues or remotely through the Pilot Office.
Our participation projects will provide young people with an opportunity to use the themes and story of Noughts & Crosses to question inequality in society, to have high quality artistic experiences with a professional theatre company, and to feel nationally connected with young people across the UK through the shared experience of seeing this production and participating in this project.
To discuss further please contact Pilot’s Creative Learning associate Catherine Palmer at [email protected] or call the office at 01904 635755.
For a list of all the tour venues visit the Noughts & Crosses production page.