And Then Come the Nightjars
Thursday 29 September – Saturday 1 October At 7.45pm
Also Saturday At 2.45pm
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 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. It was selected from 1500 scripts as winner of the Theatre503 Playwriting Award and received six Off West End nominations, including Best New Play.
“A savagely funny and sad play directed with real delicacy”
★★★★ The Guardian
Tickets £13.50 (under 25s £9)
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Age guidance 12+
Running Time approx 75 mins without an interval