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Noughts & Crosses – Theatre Royal, York

Writer: Malorie Blackman Adapted by: Sabrina Mahfouz Director: Esther Richardson Designer: Simon Kenny Reviewer: Ron Simpson York-based Pilot Theatre now co-produce with four major theatres, including York Theatre Royal, and the current tour of Pilot’s vibrant production of Noughts & Crosses will have played a week or more at no fewer than ten theatres between February and May. Sabrina Mahfouz’s ...

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Noughts & Crosses – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Sabrina Mahfouz from the novel by Malorie Blackman Director: Esther Richardson Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Imagine an alternative Britain. A Britain in which discrimination on the basis of your skin colour is rife. Where the underclass isn’t allowed mobile phones or even such luxuries as milk every day. Where schools and jobs are segregated. In this Britain, the ruling class ...

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Noughts and Crosses – Mercury Theatre, Colchester

Writer: Malorie Blackman Adaptor: Sabrina Mahfouz Director: Esther Richardson Reviewer: Michael Gray This ambitious new adaptation by Sabrina Mahfouz of Malorie Blackman’s seminal Young Adult dystopian masterpiece has a tough job on its hands; It has to make the story accessible and immediate to those who’ve read the books and those who haven’t. A whole alternative society, divided, we quickly ...

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Noughts & Crosses – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Malorie Blackman Adaptor:  Sabrina Mahfouz Director: Esther Richardson Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Producers are unanimous in their belief in the dramatic potential of Malorie Blackman’s Noughts & Crossesnovels. There has already been one stage adaptation and later this year there will be a TV version on the BBC. The story is set in an alternative reality where society is strictly ...

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Offside – Clapham Omnibus, London

Writer: Sabrina Mahfouz and Hollie McNish Director: Caroline Bryant Reviewer: Deborah Klayman Historically described as “unsuitable”, and more recently as making the FA “uncomfortable”, women’s football continues to provoke a surprising amount of consternation. In this new play about women’s contribution to and experience of the beautiful game, Sabrina Mahfouz and Hollie McNish have cleverly interwoven the modern challenges facing ...

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Layla’s Room -The Barbican Theatre, Plymouth

Written by: Sabrina Mahfouz Director: Natalie Wilson Reviewer: Karen Bussell Layla is an atypical teen. She likes a laugh, yearns for love and would shoplift for her lifelong friend but poetry, homework and high hopes are just as important. As Layla packs up her room, she unpacks the story that has led to her moving and crams into an hour ...

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LATITUDE 2016: Paines Plough – With A Little Bit Of Luck

Paines Plough's With A Little Bit Of Luck

Writer: Sabrina Mahfouz Director: Stef O'Driscoll Venue: Film and Music Arena Reviewer: Fergus Morgan   If you’re over 50, the Summer of Love is 1967. If you’re not, it’s probably 2001, the year in which England beat Germany 5-1 in Munich, Tony Blair was re-elected in Labour’s second successive landslide election win, and Garage music was sweeping the UK’s thriving ...

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