Noughts & Crosses artwork - Heather Agyepong (Sephy) and Billy Harris (Callum) stand back to back against a red square. Text reads 'Noughts & Crosses'
Noughts & Crosses artwork - Heather Agyepong (Sephy) and Billy Harris (Callum) stand back to back against a red square. Text reads 'Noughts & Crosses'
Effie Ansah and Nathaniel McCloskey in rehearsals
Photo © Robert Day
Chris Jack and Tom Coleman in rehearsals
Photo © Robert Day
Nathaniel McCloskey and Tom Coleman in rehearsals
Photo © Robert Day
Steph Asamoah in rehearsals
Photo © Robert Day
Noughts and Crosses production photo: (L-R) James Arden (Callum) looks into Effie Ansah's (Sephy) eyes as they hold hands
Noughts and Crosses production photo: (L-R) James Arden (Callum), Emma Keele (Meggie), Daniel Copeland (Ryan) and Nathaniel McCloskey (Jude) sit together. James is resting his fist on his head. Daniel is raising their arm and howling. Emma has folded her arms. Nathaniel looks up at Daniel.
Noughts and Crosses production photo: (L-R) Steph Asamoah (Minerva), Chris Jack (Kamal) and Amie Buhari (Jasmine) stand together in a line. They are each clasping their hands.

Pilot Theatre Presents

Noughts & Crosses

By Malorie Blackman, Adapted by Sabrina Mahfouz

  • Show Information

“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.

Winner of Excellence in Touring, UK Theatre Awards 2019.

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

★★★★ The Observer

★★★★ The Stage

A dynamic, powerful, compelling show whatever your age.” British Theatre Guide

BSL interpreted on 8 October, 2.30pm by Daryl McMullan, Complete Communication


Noughts & Crosses explores a segregated world, in which daily life presents various struggles, inequities, and challenging circumstances. As such, the show contains some themes that viewers may find upsetting to watch. 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.

Age guidance: 12+
Warnings:
Smoke/haze
Strobe lighting
Loud sound effects

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