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 cultivated in Africa and cultures throughout the world. Promise, an aspiring actress, has been hand-picked to participate. What unfolds between them forces Nicholl to question all of his assumptions about his life and art. How to Act is a new play by Graham Eatough. Graham was one of the co-founders of acclaimed theatre company Suspect Culture and directed the 2015 Edinburgh International Festival production of Lanark.