Red carpet Knights around the region

Published: 1 December 2019
Reporter: David Upton

Pilot Theatre

Following a tour of the stage adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s Noughts & Crosses, Pilot Theatre will next year stage the world première of Emteaz Hussain’s new adaptation of Alex Wheatle’s award-winning novel Crongton Knights.

It’s a modern quest set on a fictional inner-city estate where diverse characters have to confront debt, poverty, blackmail, loss, fear, the trauma of flight from a foreign land and gangland violence.

It will be the second of four co-productions between Pilot, Derby Theatre, Belgrade Theatre Coventry and York Theatre Royal who last year formed—with Mercury Theatre Colchester—a new partnership to develop theatre for younger audiences.

North of England venues:

  • February 25–29: York Theatre Royal
  • March 10–14: The Lowry, Salford
  • March 17–21: Derby Theatre
  • March 31–April 4: Lawrence Batley Theatre