Noughts + Crosses

  • Main Auditorium
  • 31 January 2023 - 11 February 2023
  • Pilot Theatre presents

By Malorie Blackman
Adapted by Sabrina Mahfouz



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


Event Details

Running time: Approx. 2hrs 30 mins, incl. interval
Age guidance: Suitable for adults, and young people aged 12+
Children can NOT be unaccompanied in the auditorium under the age of 14. Any child who is accompanying another minor in the auditorium must not be under the age of 16.

Warnings: 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.

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

Post-show Q&A: Wednesday 1 February, 2pm