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


Connected Arts Festival – Contributors

Saturday November 18th 2023 10am – 4pm and Sunday November 19th 2023 11am – 3pm

Upstairs at the Victoria Shopping Centre, Southend on Sea

Special VIP opening at 11am on Saturday 18th.

The event is to celebrate the work of the creative community of Southend.

If you would like to run a stall, or to deliver a workshop at this event, please read our FAQs and complete the application form. Deadline for applications – September 20th 2023

We are looking for art, sculpture and photography stands, particularly if you can add an interactive element for young people!

We are also looking for small group workshops – get in touch if you are interested.

There is no charge for a stall or to deliver a workshop. We are unable to provide resources or to pay for any of your workshops. We are happy for you to sell your products but unfortunately cannot charge for entry to the workshops.

The event is free to the public.


Invisible Spring 2023

Invisible Spring 2023

We are touring 'Invisible', our play about mental health, from January. To launch this tour, we are staging a Showcase Performance: ‘INVISIBLE’ January 31st  – 7.30pm performance We are staging a...

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N-Act Theatre Company Bookings

N-Act Theatre Company Bookings

Bookings for The Lie are currently being taken for May 2023. If you would like to book a performance please use our brand new online booking form:   ‘The Lie’ – a new play for years 5 and 6 –...

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The Line

The Line

We will be holding a screening of our short film ‘The Line’ , commissioned by Thurrock School Wellbeing Service, on Wednesday 4th January 2023. This will be held in Southend on Sea, at 7pm. Details...

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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.

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. 



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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