Inspired by William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Noughts & Crosses dramatises the thrilling love story of two young people kept apart by prejudice and injustice.

Sephy, a Prime Minister’s daughter from the powerful Crosses, falls for rebel Callum, son of a dangerous Nought agitator. Their desire to be together threatens family loyalties and sparks a growing political crisis.

Malorie Blackman is a best-selling and award-winning author of books for children and young people. Her hugely popular novel Noughts & Crosses is adapted for the stage by Dominic Cooke, Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre. His previous RSC productions include The Crucible for which he won the 2007 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Director and Best Revival.

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