How to Act

The National Theatre of Scotland presents: How to Act, a playful and provocative two-hander about art, truth and ethics... catch it at Traverse Theatre!

How to Act

About How to Act

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.

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

Venue T2

Running time 1hr 15mins

Age Recommendation 12+

Image: Alan Dimmock

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for How to Act are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Other Events at Traverse Theatre

Ulster American

Ulster American

28th July 2018 - 26th August 2018
A confrontational and brutally funny new play by David Ireland (Cyprus Avenue), exploring abuses of power, the confusion of cultural identity and the silencing of the female voice.
Mark Thomas - Check Up: Our NHS at 70

Mark Thomas - Check Up: Our NHS at 70

29th July 2018 - 26th August 2018
Comedian Mark Thomas uses his own demise to explore the state of the NHS and what the future might hold for all of us.
Meek

Meek

31st July 2018 - 26th August 2018
Presented by Headlong in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Meek is a tale which reflects on our own fraught times.
Underground Railroad Game

Underground Railroad Game

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Soho Theatre presents... Underground Railroad Game, an R-rated, kaleidoscopic and fearless comedy, at Traverse Theatre in August.
The Greatest Play in the History of the World...

The Greatest Play in the History of the World...

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Starring Julie Hesmondhalgh (Coronation Street, Broadchurch), The Greatest Play... is squashed full of exquisite observation and heartbreaking beauty.
On the Exhale

On the Exhale

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Martín Zimmerman’s play is a compulsive and visceral examination of American gun violence and directed by double Fringe First award-winner Christopher Haydon.
Coriolanus Vanishes

Coriolanus Vanishes

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Coriolanus Vanishes is a contemporary tragedy exploring how childhood memories can besiege adult relationships.
CLASS

CLASS

2nd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
A parent-teacher meeting goes very wrong in CLASS – a new play about learning difficulties: in school, in life, wherever.
What Girls Are Made Of

What Girls Are Made Of

3rd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
Performed with a live band, 'What Girls Are Made Of' is the true story of Cora Bissets's journey, celebrating life’s euphoric highs and epic shitstorms.
User Not Found

User Not Found

3rd August 2018 - 26th August 2018
It’s the moment of your death. There’s a magic button. Do you delete your entire online legacy? Or do you keep it – and leave the choice for someone else?
Nigel Slater’s Toast

Nigel Slater’s Toast

7th August 2018 - 26th August 2018
A tale of love, loss...and toast. NigelSlater's TOAST tells his childhood through the tastes and smells he grew up with.
Project #1

Project #1

20th August 2018
Brand new Edinburgh-based company Wildfire Theatre returns to the Traverse Theatre with Project #1.
In Conversation at the Traverse: Live Podcast Events

In Conversation at the Traverse: Live Podcast Events

20th August 2018
A unique opportunity to join two celebrated artists, as they talk about their lives, work and what it means to create theatre today.
Nests

Nests

7th September 2018 - 8th September 2018
Nests is a fairy-tale for Scotland’s Year of Young People that questions how our society treats the young and vulnerable, catch it at the Traverse Theatre in September!
Soundhouse: Amanda Anne Platt and The Honeycutters

Soundhouse: Amanda Anne Platt and The Honeycutters

10th September 2018
The Soundhouse Organisation is delighted to present Amanda Anne Platt and The Honeycutters at the Traverse Bar Café on 10th September.
A Play, A Pie and A Pint

A Play, A Pie and A Pint

11th September 2018 - 20th October 2018
A popular feature of the Traverse programme, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Òran Mór returns with six new plays to light up your lunchtime. Ticket includes a pie and a drink.
Soundhouse: Fara

Soundhouse: Fara

17th September 2018
Don't miss Fara, four exceptionally talented young musicians for Orkney, at the Traverse Bar Café on 17th September!
Speakin’ Cajun

Speakin’ Cajun

22nd September 2018
Back after their sell-out show in January, the fabulous Jennifer Ewan Band joins forces with Poetry Circus for another evening of distinctly Cajun moves and grooves at Traverse Theatre.
Soundhouse: MacFarlane and McNeil

Soundhouse: MacFarlane and McNeil

24th September 2018
Don't miss a great evening of world class jazz as Soundhouse presents Malcolm MacFarlane and Gordon McNeil at the Traverse Bar Café!
Manpower

Manpower

26th September 2018 - 27th September 2018
Total Theatre Award-winners Two Destination Language take you on a romp through men, expectations, work and economics in the years since Britain voted to be a part of the European Union.
Scotties

Scotties

27th September 2018 - 29th September 2018
Theatre Gu Leor presents Scotties, a powerful, new play celebrating the music and languages of Scotland and Ireland.
Doors Open Day tours at the Traverse Theatre

Doors Open Day tours at the Traverse Theatre

29th September 2018
As part of this year’s Doors Open Day, the Traverse will provide guided tours of our theatre, offering a behind-the-scenes insight into the history and workings of Scotland’s new writing theatre.

Theatre Events you might like...

Waverley Care Comedy Gala
Waverley Care Comedy Gala
18th August 2018
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Edinburgh’s biggest comedy event, the Waverley Care Comedy Gala, returns to the Edinburgh Playhouse on Saturday 18th August.
Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson
19th August 2018
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Brian Wilson is on on tour and you can catch him at Edinburgh Playhouse, the only Scottish date, on 19th August!
Louis Prima – Dinner and Show with Philip Contini and his Be Happy Band
Louis Prima – Dinner and Show with Philip Contini and his Be Happy Band
19th August 2018
Valvona & Crolla, Edinburgh East
Enjoy dinner and a show as Philip Contini and his Be Happy Band pay tribute to Louis Prima, Sicilian-New Orleanian showman and comedy-jazzer (1930s-1950s).

Nights Out Events you might like...

Waverley Care Comedy Gala
Waverley Care Comedy Gala
18th August 2018
Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh New Town
Edinburgh’s biggest comedy event, the Waverley Care Comedy Gala, returns to the Edinburgh Playhouse on Saturday 18th August.
Mixed Signals - Late night experimental soundscapes
Mixed Signals - Late night experimental soundscapes
18th August 2018
Edinburgh South
Mixed Signals bring their unique atmospheric experimentation to a late-night basement setting at Black Medicine this Saturday night!
Error404 Tropical Party
Error404 Tropical Party
18th August 2018
The Mash House, Edinburgh Old Town
Error404 returns to The Mash House on 18th August and will be throwing a massive tropical themed party with a host of amazingly talented DJs.

Find other events in Edinburgh

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

Cirque Berserk
Britain’s biggest theatre-circus spectacular, Cirque Berserk, makes its eagerly anticipated Fringe debut at EICC!
Edinburgh Summer Sessions
Edinburgh Summer Sessions will take place at the Ross Bandstand this August bring world-class acts to Princes Street Gardens.
Edinburgh and East of Scotland Cat Club
Edinburgh & East of Scotland Cat Club are holding their 61st Annual All Breed Championship Show on 13th October at the Academy Sports Centre!
Festival Fireworks Cruise
Toast the end of Edinburgh’s festival season in seafaring style and soak up the magnificent Fireworks Concert display with an exclusive Festival Fireworks Cruise with Maid of the Forth!
Rebus: Long Shadows
Ian Rankin is bringing his beloved creation to the stage for the very first time alongside award-winning playwright Rona Munro. See it at the King's Theatre in October.

Advertise With Us

Advertise With Us

Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!

Click here to find out more »