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March 5, 2019 - March 9, 2019
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Malorie Blackman‘s Noughts and Crosses

A theatre still for Noughts and Crosses


Mercury Theatre, Balkerne Gate
Colchester, CO1 1PT
£14 - £27
& discounts

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Mercury Theatre
01206 573948

By Malorie Blackman, Adapted by Sabrina Mahfouz, Directed by Esther Richardson.

Presented by Mercury Theatre Colchester and Pilot Theatre. Co-produced by Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Derby Theatre and York Theatre Royal.

“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 andJuliet 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.

Noughts and Crosses follows Pilot Theatre’s acclaimed production of Brighton Rock

★★★★ The Observer

★★★★ The Times

★★★★ The Stage


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Mercury Theatre
Balkerne Gate
Colchester, CO1 1PT
01206 573948