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.

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Connected Arts Festival

Connecting Arts, Connecting People

This event is to welcome and introduce the refugee communities in Southend to the creative community of the city. We particularly wish to welcome young people who have just arrived in the UK and introduce them to the various creative activities they could become involved in.

The event, planned for November, will take place on the top floor of the Victoria Plaza and will include exhibitions from local artists and creatives; live creative activities – both to watch and take part in; the opportunity to talk to writers, artists, musicians about their work; workshops for young people to join in with; story-telling; creative technology; movement and much more!

The hope is that we can introduce visitors to the various creative agencies within Southend where they can find out about classes, performances, events, and workshops that they could come along to in the future. Some of the funding I have applied for is intended to support one or two of the contributors to offer free / subsidised access to future classes, where this otherwise might be financially prohibitive.

As you will agree, involvement and participation in creative activity is something which joins people together and creates in itself a safe, emotional place. This event will provide access to, and awareness of, the many and diverse creative groups in Southend. There will also be support for visitors from Welcome to The UK with advice about how they could use their creative talents for finding work.

If you would like to contribute on the day, please read all FAQs and then complete the application form here.

Please be aware that on this occasion we are not able to pay anyone for taking part. Nor will we charge anyone for exhibiting with us.


Friend Autumn Tour

Friend Autumn Tour

We have just finished our autumn tour of Essex Schools with ‘Friend’, commissioned by Essex County Council Youth and Wellbeing services. Looking forward to our next visits! “If you’d have told me...

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N-Act Theatre Company Bookings

We are currently taking bookings for:   ‘The Lie’ – a new play for years 5 and 6 – which focuses on self-belief and resilience, and the message that as long as you work hard and believe you can...

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The Line

We are currently working on a commission for Thurrock Council Youth and Wellbeing Service - a short film called ‘The Line’. This gritty and moving film about a young boy caught up in a county lines...

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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

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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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