Play directory : Noughts and Crosses

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The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Malorie Blackman and Dominic Cooke
  • Overview
    Inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
    Terrorism, murder, greed, interracial love and family hostility - and the sight of an educated and elite black ruling class oppressing a white minority with daily humiliating injustices.
    The show follows the fortunes of Callum, the son of a dangerous Nought agitator and Sephy, a powerful Cross and daughter of the Prime Minister. Their love shakes family loyalties and ignites a growing political crisis.

    Callum is white and from the underclass, while Sephy is black and from the ruling majority.