Crongton Knights

Derby Theatre & Pilot Theatre
Derby Theatre Productions , Drama
Tuesday 17 March 2020 - Saturday 21 March 2020

Co-produced with Belgrade Theatre Coventry and York Theatre Royal

“I don’t know why I listened to you about going on this mission! Now we’re in the middle of nowhere dot com, buses ain’t rolling, and they’re gonna beat us down, shank us, and then fling us in some big bin!”

Life isn’t easy on the Crongton Estate but when the magnificent six set out to help a friend in trouble, much larger problems come their way.

Although, with the help of a few good friends nothing is impossible and lessons learned the hard way are ones you’ll never forget. That’s when a crew becomes a family.

Following the acclaimed tour of Noughts & Crosses, Derby Theatre and Pilot Theatre present the world premiere adaptation of Crongton Knights, Alex Wheatle’s Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize Winner. 

Praise For The Novel

"Enriching and life-affirming… A total gem for any age"
The Guardian

Praise for Noughts and Crosses

★★★★                 ★★★★
The Observer       The Stage

"Gripping"          "Stylish"
The Guardian      The Times

"A largely teenage audience watched in transfixed silence"

School Tickets & Workshops

School tickets are £6.50 plus one teacher free with every ten tickets purchased.

For schools and education enquiries contact

Accessible Performances

BSL Interpreted: Thursday 19 March, 6pm

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By Alex Wheatle

Adapted by Emteaz Hussain


Prices from: £8

Concessions: £2 off for Under 26s