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

latest Events

We are hosting a series of digital events aimed at helping schools improve performance for drama teachers working in a socially distanced environment. Our Inspiration Bursts focus on enhancing creativity, spontaneity and wellbeing, and explores how to make the most of the current restrictions schools find themselves in. We will post more information on our next event soon.

What’s new? 

We are delighted to announce that we have received Arts Council funding for a research project to support drama teachers and creative freelancers who work with young people to continue to deliver exciting work during this period.

We will be running a series of CPD webinars in the autumn term on Managing the Socially Distanced Classroom and blended learning ideas. 

Our new production THE LIE is currently being rehearsed and a recording of a live performance will be ready for schools very soon. 

If you are interested in being notified about any of these, please contact us 


N-Act Digital was developed during lockdown so we could still provide high quality productions and resources for schools. Here you can find links to videos and PDF documents to help you teach both online, and in a socially-distanced classroom.
Please CLICK HERE to visit this page.


Don’t miss our latest film ‘Paradise’  



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. 


N-act: Theatre performances

N-Act is a not-for-profit touring theatre company that delivers interactive theatre projects in schools and colleges, and training and consultancy for the workplace.

Covering London and Essex, we specialise in performing original plays to primary, secondary, sixth form colleges and youth centres. Delivered as standalone performances or with accompanying workshops, they are designed to support the curriculum and to enable better choices by challenging student perceptions and opinions.

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

Mental health

Invisible touches on the very topical theme of mental health. A touching and moving story which lifts our hearts.



 A powerful play about gangs based on true stories, presented in a courtroom with the audience taking on the role of the jury


Internet Saftey 

A humorous exploration of internet safety in this futuristic play. A topical and interactive performance from a new perspective.


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.

Hear from some of 
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. 


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