Winner of the Common Award 2020
A town is in turmoil.
A hospital is closing.
And an MP is dead on the train tracks…
Accident? Or opportunity?
When a local hospital announces its closure, panic ensues. Healthcare Assistant, Rhea, is forced to look for work elsewhere. Local lad, Aaron, worries about his mum’s treatment in the cancer ward. And Curtis just isn’t sure where he’s going to sleep.
But when the three witness a horrific accident, a rare opportunity presents itself. As a dangerous decision triggers a wild chain of events, Rhea, Aaron and Curtis soon find themselves gathering power, influence and infamy, inspiring a cohort of vigilante activists.
What does it take to enact real change?
And what would you sacrifice to keep it?
‘Full of swagger and moral ambiguities’
‘Amy Guyler’s script is genius, masterfully balancing stark political commentary, with bold theatricality.’
★★★★★ A Younger Theatre
‘An equally exciting and terrifying work, with beautiful touches of humour: The Nobodies is one to watch.’
★★★★★ Upper Circle
‘A smart, gutsy story about a trio of vigilantes which is appealing, wonderfully engaging and with unquestionable heart.’
★★★★★ The Review Chap
- AARON – Early 20s
- CURTIS – Early 20s
- RHEA – Early 20s
The play is set in Northern England (ideally Yorkshire, Manchester of the Midlands – but, in reality, anywhere north of the Watford Gap.)
The Nobodies, a Chalk Line Theatre Company production, was originally staged at Vault Festival 2020. It ran at The Pleasance Islington as part of their Edinburgh Fringe programme from 17th – 28th August 2021.