Theatre503 and Bristol Old Vic in association with Tara Finney Productions present And Then Come The Nightjars
South Devon, 2001. Jeff is a dairy vet with a problem. Michael is a cattle farmer – he is a problem. The two men have a begrudging respect for one another, usually expressed through a shared fag, a nip of whisky and some boisterous banter.
But when Foot and Mouth sweeps across the UK countryside their friendship – and indeed their whole way of life – is thrown into question. Michael watches in disbelief as his cows are rounded up, and to his horror, it is Jeff brandishing the gun.
Tender, funny and full of love, And Then Come the Nightjars is a story of male friendship against the odds, and a tribute to rural English life.
“Intensely funny… a small gem of a play from a writer to watch” – The Daily Telegraph
“A savagely funny and sad play directed with real delicacy” – The Guardian
Selected from 1500 scripts as winner of the Theatre503 Playwriting Award.
Fourteen ★★★★ reviews and six Off West End nominations – including Best New Play.
Nominated for the Susan Blackburn Smith award.
★★★★ Time Out
★★★★ The Daily Telegraph
★★★★ The Evening Standard
★★★★ The Guardian
Run Time: 75 mins (approx)
Recommended for everyone aged 12+
Post Show Talk: Wednesday 21st September
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