Noughts and Crosses with love at The Lowry

Published: 9 January 2019
Reporter: David Upton

Pilot Theatre present the première of Sabrina Mahfouz's new adaption of Malorie Blackman’s award-winning novel Noughts and Crosses at The Lowry in Salford from February 26 to March 2.

Told from the perspectives of two teenagers, it’s a love story set in a volatile, racially segregated society and explores themes of love, revolution and what it means to grow up in a divided world.

It follows Pilot Theatre’s Brighton Rock which was part of The Lowry’s Week 53 festival in 2018.

Sabrina Mahfouz is a British Egyptian poet, playwright, performer and writer from South London, England. Her recent plays have included Offside (co-written with Hollie McNish) and With a little bit of luck (Paines Plough) and she has also published work includes poetry, plays and contributions to several anthologies.