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How to Act

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An easy choice for anyone seeking out the cutting edge of drama. ★★★★★
All Edinburgh Theatre


    Written byGraham Eatough
    Start date13 Mar 2018
    End date17 Mar 2018
  • TicketsFull price £17 / Standard concession £14 / Under 30s & students £12.50 / Other concession £9

    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. / @NTSonline

    Date & Time
    Tue 13 – Sat 17 Mar, 8pm

    Full price £17
    Standard concession £14
    Under 30s / Student £12.50
    Other concession £9

    See our Box Office page for full pricing and booking information.


    Running time
    1hr 15mins

    Age Recommendation 

    BSL interpreted performance
    Friday 16 March

    Image: Alan Dimmock

    • Paul Brotherston

      Associate Director
    • Robert Goodale, Jade Ogugua

    • Graham Eatough

      Director, Writer
    • An easy choice for anyone seeking out the cutting edge of drama. ★★★★★
      All Edinburgh Theatre
    • (An) acting masterclass. ★★★★
      The Stage
    • A riveting hour of theatre, as uncomfortable and demanding as it is rich in meaning. ★★★★
      The Scotsman
    • A tale of everyday exploitation that becomes a microcosm for more insidious forms of appropriation. ★★★★
      The Herald
    • This is fiery and impressive stuff… it transports as it twists and entertains. ★★★★★
      Fringe Review

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