A stage adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s Noughts & Crosses is hitting the road for a new UK tour in 2022 – here’s all you need to know.
From the 2022 Noughts & Crosses tour cast to all the upcoming dates and venues, this is your guide to the show on the road.
Pilot Theatre’s tour of Sabrina Mahfouz’s adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s critically acclaimed young adult novel tells the story of first love in a dangerous fictional dystopia.
Noughts & Crosses 2022 tour dates and venues
16 September 2022 - 24 September 2022
27 September 2022 - 01 October 2022
04 October 2022 - 08 October 2022
11 October 2022 - 15 October 2022
18 October 2022 - 22 October 2022
01 November 2022 - 05 November 2022
08 November 2022 - 12 November 2022
15 November 2022 - 19 November 2022
22 November 2022 - 26 November 2022
17 January 2023 - 21 January 2023
24 January 2023 - 28 January 2023
31 January 2023 - 11 February 2023
21 February 2023 - 25 February 2023
14 March 2023 - 18 March 2023
21 March 2023 - 25 March 2023
28 March 2023 - 01 April 2023
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.
Told from the perspectives of two teenagers, Noughts & Crosses is a captivating love story set in a volatile, racially segregated society and explores the powerful themes of love, revolution and what it means to grow up in a divided world.
Meet the cast and creative team
Leading the cast is Effie Ansah (The Maladies, Almeida Theatre) and James Arden in their first leading roles as Sephy and Callum; Emma Keele (East is East, Birmingham Rep and National Theatre and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, UK Tour) as Meggie; Nathanial McClosky (Macbeth, Box Clever Theatre) as Jude; Amie Buhari (Flowers, Channel 4 ) as Jasmine; Steph Asamoah (Billy Eliot, Curve Theatre ) as Minerva; Chris Jack (Brighton Rock, Pilot Theatre and York Theatre Royal and Our Town, Royal Exchange Manchester) as Kamal, Daniel Copeland ( Invincible, Orange Tree Theatre and The Jungle Book, Leeds Playhouse) as Ryan and newcomer Tom Coleman as Nought Man, Andrew Dorn and understudy to Callum and Jude.
Daniel Norford (Small Island and The Welkin, National Theatre and The Lion King, UK Tour) will be joining the cast in Spring in the role of Kamal. All actors will also play ensemble roles.
Directed by Pilot Theatre’s Artistic Director Esther Richardson, the production design by Simon Kenny, lighting design 2022 by Ben Cowens, original lighting design by Joshua Drualus Pharo and music composed by Arun Ghosh.