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Coventry actors cast in Noughts and Crosses adaptation

Published: 24 November 2018
Reporter: Steve Orme

Two Coventry actors have been cast in Sabrina Mahfouz’s adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s Noughts and Crosses which opens at the city’s Belgrade Theatre in March 2019.

As previously announced, Heather Agyepong and Billy Harris will play the lead roles of Sephy and Callum.

The Coventry actors are Kimisha Lewis who plays Sephy’s sister Minerva and will also appear in the Belgrade’s alternative Christmas panto, Over the Top, and Doreene Blackstock who takes the role of Sephy’s and Minerva’s mother Jasmine.

The cast also includes Jack Condon as Callum’s older brother Jude, Daniel Copeland as their father Ryan, Lisa Howard as their mother Meggie and Chris Jack as Sephy’s father Kamal.

Set in a volatile, racially segregated dystopia, Noughts and Crosses follows the story of two star-crossed lovers kicking back against the divisions in their society.

Noughts and Crosses is the first production to emerge from a new consortium established to create work for younger audiences. It will be co-produced by the Belgrade Theatre, Pilot Theatre, Derby Theatre, Mercury Theatre Colchester and York Theatre Royal. It will play in all those theatres as well as touring nationally.

The show is directed by Pilot Theatre’s artistic director Esther Richardson and designed by Simon Kenny.

Noughts and Crosses arrives at the Belgrade from 26 until 30 March 2019.