In a story inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Noughts and Crosses
challenges our perceptions of race, power and truth as it dramatises the thrilling love story of Sephy and Callum, two young people kept apart by bigotry, terrorism 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. This production may not be suitable for young children. Running time approx. 2 hours 35 mins including interval.Performers Ony Uhiara (Sephy), Richard Madden (Callum), Jo Martin (Jasmine), Michelle Butterly (Meggie), Tyrone Huggins, Charles Abomeli (Jack/Mr Pinguile/Executioner), Davinia Anderson (Dionne/Journalist), Doreen Blackstock (Kelani Adams/Governor/Lola), Daniel Bowers (Peter/Protester/Elderly Man), Louise Callaghan (Lynette/Leila), Christopher Daley (Colin/Morgan), Tracy Ifeachor (Minerva), Phil McKee (Ryan), Jenny Ogilvie (Sarah Pike/Shania), Clarence Smith (Reporter/Policemen/Stanhope), Freddy White (Jude), Tyrone Huggins (Kamal/Mr Corser).
Book by Malorie Blackman. Adapted by Dominic Cooke. Producer Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Director Dominic Cooke. Design Kandis Cook. Sound Christopher Shutt. Lighting Wolfgang Gobbel. Music Gary Yershon. Director Liz Ranken (movement). Director Terry King (fights).