Noughts and Crosses

Friday 1 – Saturday 16 February 2019

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, based on the young adult novel 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.

School Tickets: £10 each (with one teacher free with every ten tickets purchased)

Noughts and Crosses Workshops

Available throughout February

Using production techniques, drama and role play, we can shape a workshop for you that explores one or more of the following areas of this powerful play:

- Story Theatre and the use of narration and physicality

- Exploring characters’ status, identity and perception

- Exploring the broader issues of prejudice and stereotypes

- The production elements of this show

Suitable for: KS3 & KS4

Duration: 1 hour – 2 hours (depending on requirements)

Dates: Please enquire

Shakespeare in Practice

These workshops will provide students with practical approaches to explore ways to unlock Shakespeare's language and bring the text to life. As either a first introduction or a deeper study of a chosen plays language, characters and theme we can tailor them to meet your learning objectives.

You can choose from the following workshops:

First Encounter Workshop: An introduction to a Shakespeare play

Exploration Workshop: A deeper study into a Shakespeare play, unpicking key speeches ans scenes.

Suitable for: KS3, 4 & 5 (Can also be used as a GSCE revision aid) 

Duration: 2 hours

Price: £5 per head

Max capacity: 30

Careers Day

See backstage and meet the professionals who work across all the departments.  Learn about the broad range of career paths in theatre, experience what our staff do and find out how they became invovled in professional theatre work.

Suitable for: KS3, 4 & 5

Cost: £6 a head

Duration: Whole day

Min pupils: 30   Max pupils:  60

Backstage Tour

A great introduction to theatre. From the dressing rooms to the fly floor, come and take a look into the backstage world of theatre.

Both these sessions are perfect for Arts Awards.

Suitable for KS 3, 4 & 5

Cost: £2 per head

Duration: 1 hour

Maximum capacity: 30 pupils

Arts Award Day

Build Derby Theatre into your plans for Arts Award for all levels. Discover the theatre and find out about professional artists. We'll inspire yoru pupils here, giving them the knowledge they need to complete their award.

Suitable for KS 3, 4 & 5

Cost and duration is flexible depending on your needs. Please enquire.

Work Experience

Derby Theatre has some great work placement opportunities for people of all ages.  

Work Experience Placements - Years 10

Our work experience placements are designed to offer an overview of the organisation, giving you an insight into the broad range of careers in theatre which are available. You will get the chance to move around the theatre, spending time in the different departments and lead on your own small theatre project, which will vary depending on the activities at the theatre in the time you visit us.

Applications for 2018/2019 placements are now open. Please download and complete this form and return to c.mitchell@derby.ac.uk by Friday 23 November.

Please Note: our work experience placements are very popular and students will go through a competitive process to secure their placement. Please complete and return the application form by the deadline and if successful, you will be invited to attend an informal interview. As we cannot guarantee a place, please ensure you have another option as a backup.  

College, University and Drama School Placements

Derby Theatre offer a number of ongoing placements for those looking specifically for a placement as part of a course at college, university or drama school. This placement will be bespoke to your needs and designed with the Learning Team and appropriate members of staff.

Our college, university and professional placements are now closed. 

Costume & Wardrobe Assistant Work Experience A-level or College Placements.

Derby Theatre offers a number of ongoing placements for those looking specifically for a placement exploring Costume & Wardrobe at A-Level, BTEC or 6th Form and College Level.    This placement will be bespoke to your needs and organised to take place during our Costume Department’s most demanding time(s) of the year in preparation for our productions. We have provided dates below, applicants are required to choose one which is most suitable for them. 

Our placements are now open until December 2018. Placement weeks available; 11th- 15th Feb, 18th– 22nd March, 27th – 31st May, 24th – 28th June 2019. Please download the Application Form.