Performances that inspire students

N-Act Interactive Theatre Projects ignite the curiosity of students

Performances that support teachers

N-Act Teachers’ Packs and resources offer teachers the means to continue the learning long after the production is over

Performances that engage parents

N-Act Performances offer parents guidance and support in keeping their child physically safe and mentally healthy


N-Act is a not-for-profit touring theatre company who specialise in delivering interactive performances to educational establishments, colleges and the wider community.

Under the leadership of Artistic Director and founder Dr Sharon Williams, the company’s motivation is to use the power of interactive theatre to entertain, to ignite curiosity, provoke thought, and to educate young people to enable them to make informed choices.

Through an interactive approach, the audiences have a greater emotional engagement with the topics and empathy with the characters. All performances have had a notable impact on the audiences, both in terms of the theatrical experience and a continuing dialogue with the audiences.

The N-Act team comprises professional actors with extensive experience of TV, film, theatre, script writing and backstage production with many successful workshops and performances in the wider community.

N-Act Theatre Group is proud to be a multi award-winning company, having recently won the “Members of Parliament Inspire the House – Best Contribution of a Community Group” at the 2022 Kids Count Awards, nominated by Sir David Amess. We have also been the recipients of the prestigious High Sheriff of Essex award in recognition of valuable service to community safety.

latest NEWS

Keep up to date with all the latest information from N-Act theatre company, from new plays to tour announcements you can find out about it all here first


Shadow – Now Booking

Shadow is a play about consent, manipulation and the courage to stand up and be counted.

Throughout the performance – based on a true story – we share strategies to enable the audience to become empowered to make the right choice.

This is not just a play about how to say ‘no’. It is a play about fear of rejection, of not fitting in, and of survival – of both the perpetrator and the victim.

This production is suitable for year 9 upwards.


Shadow – Now Booking

Shadow – Now Booking

Shadow is a play about consent, manipulation and the courage to stand up and be counted. Throughout the performance – based on a true story - we share strategies to enable the audience to become...

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N-Act Theatre Company Bookings 2024

N-Act Theatre Company Bookings 2024

We are currently taking bookings for our two most popular productions: Shadow and Invisible. For more information click on the relevant link. If you would like to book a performance please use our...

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Invisible – Now Booking

Invisible – Now Booking

This is a play about mental health, and touches on suicide and self-harm – leaving the audience with the key message that we need to talk – and listen! Available for pupils, parent engagement...

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Current Performances

All N-Act plays are written and directed by Artistic Director Dr Sharon Williams. Using a fresh approach to modern problems we deliver the information in an engaging and enjoyable format, to find out more please contact us

If you would like to book a performance, please use our brand new online booking form

For more information about the shows click here

Dr. Sharon Williams

Artistic Director of
N-Act Theatre in schools company


Dr Sharon Williams is a specialist in Drama Education, having qualified at Central School of Speech and Drama in 1983 and awarded a PhD in Education in 2015. She has over thirty years’ experience in secondary education including her role as Vice Principal of Teaching and Learning. Her continuing consultancy work in schools and research into how children learn, leads to relevant and meaningful productions, with a clear impact on all who see them

Receiving a High Sheriff of Essex Award 2019 for our work.

Receiving a High Sheriff of Essex Award 2019 for our work.

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Our Audiences 

Sharon and the wonderfully creative N-Act team explore some tough topics that empower children to help themselves stay mentally well and physically safe.  I couldn’t recommend them highly enough.



An absolutely brilliant play which was so relevant. As I said to you, youngsters aren’t going to listen to teachers and politicians but they may listen to organisations such as yourselves. 



Ideal for youth centres, primary, secondary and sixth forms, N-Act offers workshops and productions that students will talk about long after the actors have left. Visit N-Act Digital for current information.


A strong background with performances at key events such as Village Green, Leigh Fair and many community and occasions. Continuing to provide for communities during these difficult times.

Training & Consultancy

Returning to work after lock-down? Let us help you with online mental health workplace training for school staff and corporate businesses. 

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