Set in a racist and dystopian 21st century Britain, with echoes of apartheid Africa and strong references to IRA-divided Ireland, Noughts and Crosses is based loosely around Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and follows the lives of two interconnected houses.
Callum (born into the Nought underclass) and Sephy (a privileged Cross and daughter to the Deputy Prime Minister) are united as children by a shared sense of injustice. Hurled into adulthood, they strive to make a difference in an unjust and intolerant society, one which has dictated that Noughts and Crosses cannot mix.
But now events are unfolding - the consequences of which the star-crossed lovers cannot imagine...
This is an amateur production by arrangement of Nick Hern Books Ltd.
"Noughts and Crosses expresses disturbing truths about a society in which worth and status are determined by racial origins" Michael Billington on the Royal Shakespeare Company's original 2008 production.
Missed Out, South Hill Park's Young Producers Group has recommended this performance.
Co-Director - Chantal Addley
Designer - Victoria Spearing
Costume Designer - Pam Wiggin
Lighting Designer - Alan Valentine
AV Designer - Leon Puplett
Hair/Make-Up Designer - Jo Stringer