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.
Wed 19 + Thu 20 Apr: 8pm | The Byre at Inchyra
Fri 21 Apr: 8pm | Blair Atholl Village Hall
Sat 22 Apr: 7.30pm Aberfeldy Town Hall
Wed 26 + Thu 27: 7.30pm | Birnam Arts Centre
Fri 28 Apr: 7.30pm | Blairgowrie Town Hall
Sat 29 Apr: 8pm | Strathearn Artspace, Crieff
Winner of the Theatre 503 Playwriting Award. Six off West End nominations
including Best Director, Most Promising Playwright and Best Set Design.