Event Type: Drama
And Then Come the Nightjars

Wed 12 April


£14, £12, £6 for schoolchildren

A multi award-winning play is a tender portrait of male friendship and a requiem to rural life in the face of Foot and Mouth.

Perth Theatre in partnership with Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, present Theatre 503 and Bristol Old Vic’s production of:

And Then Come the Nightjars by Bea Roberts

South Devon, 2001. Jeff is a vet with a problem. Michael is a cattle farmer who is a problem. The two men have a begrudging respect for each other and a blossoming friendship based on sharing a fag, a nip of whisky and boisterous banter.  But when Foot and Mouth sweeps through the British countryside, communities are thrown into chaos. Michael watches, in grief stricken disbelief, the shooting of his beloved cows. He also watches his friend brandish the gun.

By turns heart-breaking and hilarious, And Then Come the Nightjars is a tender portrait of male friendship and a requiem to rural life.

Winner of the Theatre 503 Playwriting Award and six Off West End nominations – including Best Director, Most Promising Playwright and Best Set Design.

‘A savagely funny and sad play directed with real delicacy’ The Guardian

‘Intensely funny… a small gem of a play from a writer to watch’ The Daily Telegraph.


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