Noughts & Crosses production comes to Liverpool

From 22 to 26 November 2022, an award-winning adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s Noughts & Crosses will take to the Liverpool Playhouse’s stage.

Sabrina Mahfouz’s adaptation of the young adult novel is based on the first book in the Noughts & Crosses series, which has won the Red House Children’s Book Award and the Fantastic Fiction Award.

Told from the perspective of two teenagers, the story is set in a racially segregated society and explores the themes of love, revolution and what it means to grow up in a divided world. 

The production is performed by Pilot Theatre, and was created in 2019.

Sabrina Mahfouz said: “It’s brilliant that after being paused for so long, this play will go back on stages across the country and get people of all ages talking about racism, love, the power of youth, injustice and all the issues Malorie Blackman’s story brings to the forefront of her characters’ lives.”

In the story, Sephy is a ‘Cross’ and Callum is a ‘Nought’.

Between Noughts and Crosses, there are racial and social divides.

As violence breaks out, Sephy and Callum draw closer, but this is a romance that will lead them into terrible danger.

The cast will be led by Effie Ansha as Sephy and James Arden as Callum, in their first leading roles.

Also starring:

– Steph Asamoah as Minerva

– Amie Buhari as Jasmine

– Tom Coleman as Nought Man and Andrew Dorn

– Daniel Copeland as Ryan

– Emma Keele as Meggie

-Nathaniel Mccloskey as Jude

-Chris Jack as Kamal

– Abiola Efunshile as Kelani Adams

– Daniel Norford (will join the cast in January) as Kamal 

Tickets priced £10 to £30 are available now here.

Schools booking for 10+ people receive discounts and a free teacher place.

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