“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 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.
Age Recommendation: 12+
Sabrina Mahfouz has impressively distilled the inspired novel about a world where the power rests with the black population
Compelling staging of Malorie Blackman’s novel that provides a searing insight into the injustices of the world
Wait until the second half and this becomes not just a stylishly instructive experience, but one in which you can lose yourself
Strong cast make this a slick take on Malorie Blackman's gripping race dystopia
This stage version of Malorie Blackman’s smash young adult novel is thrilling, if over-ambitious
Heather Agyepong is the star of this adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s young adult novel
Ambitious, thought-provoking stuff, tackling important themes