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How to Act (14+)

Friday 23 March, 8pm
£14 / £12
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Written and Directed by Graham Eatough

Presented by National Theatre of Scotland

Internationally-renowned theatre director Anthony Nicholl has travelled the globe on a life-long quest to discover the true essence of theatre.

Today he gives a masterclass, demonstrating first-hand, the methods he developed in Africa and Asia.

Promise, an aspiring actress, has been chosen to participate. What unfolds between them forces Nicholl to question all of his assumptions about his life and art.


How to Act explores the contemporary realities of personal, cultural and economic exploitation through two individuals drawn together in the world of theatre. Both believe in truth, but each has their own version of it.



Running time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Latecomers will not be admitted.



‘(An) acting masterclass’

The Stage


‘a riveting hour of theatre’

The Scotsman


‘(an) intelligent, meaty drama’
The Guardian