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Amy Guyler



Emily Smith

Amy’s script THE JUDE PROBLEM topped The Brit List 2020 recieving the highest number of nominations. The project is in development with Headline Pictures. Amy was named as one of the British writers to watch in Deadline’s TV writers The British Invasion.

She is currently writing for EastEnders for BBC1 and joined the writer’s room for an original comedy-drama series produced by Leftbank Pictures. Amy is also writing original television projects for Wild Mercury, Tall Story, Red Productions, Studio Hamburg, The Forge and Two Rivers.

Amy’s play THE NOBODIES was originally staged at Vault Festival 2020, produced by Chalk Line Theatre. THE NOBODIES won the Common Award for 2020, and is currently touring with dates through June 2021.

Amy wrote the short play OUT OF STOCK as part of Nottingham Playhouse’s digital theatre commission STILL LIFE. Available online, the series tells stories of lockdown in and around Nottingham and stars Julie Hesmondhalgh.

Amy Guyler’s shattering Out of Stock… gently inflicts a thousand tiny cuts while we barely glimpse the blade, each one stinging with shame, helplessness, and despair at callous officialdom.

Guyler’s Out of Stock [is] Perfect in its intimacy.
My Theatre Mates

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. Reviews for DIGGING DEEP:

London Theatre 4 ****
Lyn Gardner – The Guardian
Mind The Blog 5 *****
Broadway World 4 ****
Spy In The Stalls 4 ****
Upper Circle 4 ****

Born and raised in Nottingham, Amy studied Cultural Sociology at the University of Nottingham before moving to London for a day job in TV. In 2017, she completed the BBC Doctors Shadow Scheme and has written five episodes of Doctors for BBC1. Amy was nominated at the 2019 Edinburgh TV Festival’s New Writing Awards in their Debut Writer category, supported by Big Light Productions.

In 2018/19, she had short plays on at the Chesil Theatre, Waterloo East, Bunker Theatre, Arcola Theatre and Southwark Playhouse. She was also part of the 2019/2020 Soho Theatre Writers Lab.

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