Noughts & Crosses

Noughts and Crosses WEB 1
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Tue 5 March 2019
Sat 9 March 2019
£27 - £14 & Discounts
Mercury Main Theatre

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

Heather Agyepong Sephy 1

Heather Agyepong


Billy Harris Callum 1

Billy Harris


Doreene Blackstock Jasmine and Ensemble 1

Doreene Blackstock

Jasmine and Ensemble

Jack Condon Jude and Ensemble 1

Jack Condon

Jude and Ensemble

Daniel Copeland Ryan and Ensemble 1

Daniel Copeland

Ryan and Ensemble

Lisa Howard Meggie and Ensemble 1

Lisa Howard

Meggie and Ensemble

Chris Jack Kamal and Ensemble 1

Chris Jack

Kamal and Ensemble

Kimisha Lewis Minerva and Ensemble 1

Kimisha Lewis

Minerva and Ensemble

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