Noughts & Crosses
A Made in Colchester production
Noughts & Crosses
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
★★★★ The Observer
★★★★ The Times
★★★★ The Stage
Attending with a school? Download our Education Pack!
GET INVOLVED in Mercury Theatre’s Noughts & Crosses School’s Creative Writing Festival
We are looking for schools/colleges to participate in our FREE creative writing project delivered by Pilot Theatre and Mercury Theatre Colchester.
Your students will have their own unique response to the story and themes of Noughts & Crosses. We want to bring these responses to Mercury Theatre.
Selected schools will work with skilled practitioners to develop pieces of creative writing and perform them a devised piece using the following stimulus:
What does discrimination and prejudice mean?
Your students will explore contemporary experiences of discrimination and prejudice related to the politics of identity, race, age, gender, sexuality, class etc. Your young people will be encouraged to think about what social action can be taken to overcome or highlight discrimination and prejudice to show and realise a better and more equal society.
In addition, if you would like to see the production, tickets are also at a discounted schools’ rate of rate of £10 per young person and 1 free teacher’s ticket per 10 young people.
To find out more please click here for our information pack. For further information please give our Creative Learning and Talent Manager Carl Woodward a call on 01206 245 481 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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