By Malorie Blackman, Adapted by Sabrina Mahfouz, Directed by Esther Richardson.
Presented by Mercury Theatre Colchester and Pilot Theatre. Co-produced by Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Derby Theatre 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 andJuliet 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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