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

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

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

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.