The Nobodies (paperback)


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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’
Lyn Gardner

‘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

Additional information




198 x 129 mm





Publication date

4 March 2021

About the writer

Amy Guyler’s script The Jude Problem was selected for The Brit List 2020. Out of 246 script titles put forward, 14 received the minimum number of votes to make it on the list. Amy’s script received the highest number of nominations. The project is in development with Headline Pictures.? In 2020, Amy began working with EastEnders, and has so far written two episodes for BBC1. She is also writing original projects for Wild Mercury, The Forge and Two Rivers.

Amy’s play The Nobodies was at Vault Festival 2020, produced by Chalk Line Theatre. The Nobodies won the Common Award for 2020, and was due to transfer to the Pleasance for the Edinburgh Fringe (now postponed to 2021 due to COVID19). It is set for a nationwide tour in 2021. Amy’s first full-length play Digging Deep was performed at the 2019 Vault Festival, supported by Lambeth Council, CALM and the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.