Noughts and Crosses

Noughts and Crosses

Closed
Play
2 hours 30 minutes
incl. interval
Pilot Theatre presents this gripping Romeo and Juliet story. Written by award winning writer Malorie Blackman and adapted by Sabrina Mahfouz, Noughts and Crosses is a captivating drama of love, revolution and what it means to grow up in a divided world.

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Sephy and Callum sit together on a beach. They are in love. It is forbidden.

Noughts and Crosses

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.

Noughts & Crosses is a book which leaps from the page into every reader’s heart. It is a book Malorie Blackman was “advised” not to write. Thank the skies she did it anyway! And here we are over 20 years later, with a new theatre adaptation and a television series of the story.

(The story has at its centre) Sephy and Callum - these two flawed, fantastic, brave, young people - in love, lost, full of hope and rage, dreams and desires, challenging a supremacist system just by being their complicated selves. It was a huge honour to adapt such an epic, important, adored book.” -Sabrina Mahfouz, Adapter.

The show contains depictions of; racism and its effects on physical and mental health, alcoholism, bullying, capital punishment, violence (including domestic violence). The show contains mild sexual content and some strong language, alongside references to sexual violence and suicide.

The show contains loud noises, haze, and strobe lighting.