Noughts and Crosses

Pilot Theatre and Derby Theatre
Derby Theatre Productions , Plays and Drama
Friday 1 February 2019 - Saturday 16 February 2019
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"Deserved its standing ovation"

"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 and Juliet story, based on the best-selling 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.

BBC adaptation of Noughts & Crosses is due to be screened later in 2019. The novel won the Red House Children’s Book Award and the Fantastic Fiction Award among many other accolades. 

“Epic… totally engaging drama for adults and teenagers alike." 
East Midlands Theatre  ★★★★★

Co-produced by Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Mercury Theatre Colchester and York Theatre Royal

Noughts & Crosses Cast

Meet The Cast

Noughts & Crosses’ exciting young cast will feature Heather Agyepong (Girls, Talawa Theatre, High Tide & Martha Rose Wilson Prod and So Many Reasons, Fuel Theatre & Ovalhouse Theatre) and Billy Harris (Boots On The Ground, Tangled Feet and 13, Tobacco Factory Theatre) as Sephy and Callum. Read More

British Theatre Guide Podcast

"The theatre offer for young people is overlooked and underfunded." Director Esther Richardson talks about how the new consortium between us, Pilot Theatre, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, Mercury Theatre Colchester and York Theatre Royal is looking to change that.

Actors Billy Harris and Heather Agyepong also talk about their characters and how they got the parts of Sephy and Callum.

Fiver Fridays

16-25 year olds can get their ticket for just £5 on Friday 1, Friday 8 or Friday 15 February.

To get your ticket for a fiver, simply sign in or create an account and enter your date of birth to book online (ID or proof of age will then be required when collecting your ticket), call our Box Office on 01332 593939, or book in person and present your ID or proof of age.

Please note this offer is 1 ticket per person and only applies to the person who is aged 16-25. Additional tickets can be booked at the standard prices.

Friends Membership Deal

Get half price tickets on preview performances (ticket bands A-B, Fri 1 - Mon 4 Feb) and £5 off all other performances (ticket bands A-C) when you become a Friend.


Accessible Performances

Audio Described: Saturday 9 February, 1:30pm & Wednesday 13 February, 1:30pm

BSL Interpreted: Wednesday 13 February, 6:00pm

School Tickets & Workshops

School Tickets: £10 each (with one teacher free with every ten tickets purchased). Take a look at the workshops that are available alongside this production.

Download the Education Resource Pack


By Malorie Blackman

Adapted by Sabrina Mahfouz

Directed by Esther Richardson


Age Guidance: 12+ (contains sexual references, strobe lighting and adult themes)

Running Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes