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 Michael watches, in disbelief, the shooting of his beloved cows. He also watches his friend brandish the gun.
In turns heart-breaking and hilarious, And Then Come The Nightjars is a tender portrait of male friendship and a requiem to rural England.
Selected from over 1500 applications as winner of the Theatre503 Playwriting Award, Nightjars was nominated for six Off West End awards and the Susan Smith Blackburn prize.
**** THE STAGE
**** EVENING STANDARD
**** TIME OUT
Director Paul Robinson
Designer Max Dorey
Starring David Fielder & Nigel Hastings
Lighting Designer Sally Ferguson
Sound Designer Max Perryment