Chalk Line presents
By Amy Guyler
Supported By: Camden People's Theatre, The Pleasance, COMMON, The New Diorama, The Lion and Unicorn Theatre and Arts Council England
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 unit. 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 – and inspiring a cohort of vigilante activists.
What does it take to enact real change? And what would you sacrifice to keep it?
WINNER - Best Ensemble London Pub Theatres Standing Ovation Awards 2021
WINNER- COMMON Award 2020
Recommended Shows British Theatre 2020
Top 5 Most Anticipated Shows Stage Door London 2020
Lyn Gardner's Top Picks Week 4 Vault Festival 2020
'Definitely worth seeing. Full of swagger and moral ambiguities.' - Lyn Gardner
'Amy Guyler’s engagingly funny play The Nobodies reminds us that social discontent will have its expression...which offers hope that, even in the darkest times, the nobodies of the world can find ways to resist' - British Theatre Guide
'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'
'This is a bold and of the moment drama.'
North West End
'A smart, gutsy story about a trio of vigilantes which is appealing, wonderfully engaging and with unquestionable heart.'
The Review Chap
'You’ll leave with so much passion and energy at the end of it that you might end up starting a picket line right outside the theatre.'
The Reviews Hub
'Amy Guyler’s script almost leaps off the page as she throws punch after punch to the current state of affairs. The Nobodies is a play that must be seen'
London Theatre Review
'The real joy of Chalk Line Theatre’s production is in the storytelling – bold, engaging and conducted with energy and commitment.'
'This is fine political theatre, about class...shimmering with wonderful language, timing, and a spellbinding energy...as drama and storytelling it’s flawless'
The Morning Star
'An hour-long explosion of action and physical theatre...with the comedy they also give us moments of quiet, poignancy and fear'
London Pub Theatres
'Through exceptional staging and strong performances, it manages to be gripping, playful, and unsettling all at the same time.'
'Enthusiastic and engaging.'
London Theatre 1
'With its Zumba tunes, satirical bite and lunchtime-friendly length, The Nobodies could easily become a hit.'
Sadie Takes The Stage
Vault Festival February 18th- 23rd 2020
UK Summer Tour 2021 - The Town & Gown Theatre, The Hat Factory Arts Centre, The Old Joint Stock Theatre and The Lion and Unicorn Theatre.
Pleasance Theatre London
17th- 28th August 2021
Ed Fringe Online 21st & 26th August 2021
UK Autumn Tour 2021 - Theatre Deli, Mercury Theatre, The Place Theatre and The Edge Theatre & Arts Centre.
A Younger Theatre's Best Shows of 2020
Industry on 'The Nobodies':
'Inventive, funny, sharply paced and wonderfully performed. It's an absolute belter.' - Rae Leaver, Programme Coordinator at The Hat Factory Luton
'Fantastic show! Millennials meet Miners Strike. Go see!' - Margot Przymierska, Producer Rich Mix London
'Powerful and anarchic piece of work' - Sean Hollands, Frantic Assembly
David Angland - Aaron
Joseph Reed - Curtis
Lucy Simpson - Rhea
Creative Team 2021:
Directed and Produced By Sam Edmunds and Vikesh Godhwani
Written By Amy Guyler
Designed By Becca White
Sound Design By Mekel Edwards
Lighting Design By Alan Walden
Technical Stage Manager - Chaz Webb