Theatre 503 & Bristol Old Vic in association with Tara Finney Productions

And Then Come The Nightjars

by Bea Roberts

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 grudging 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.


"Beautifully observed... a small gem of a play from a writer to watch"

Daily Telegraph

"A savagely funny and sad play directed with real delicacy"


"A stirring requiem for the vanishing dignity of rural England"

Evening Standard

And Then Come The Nightjars

Theatre 503 & Bristol Old Vic in association with Tara Finney Productions 4 October 2016 - 8:00 pm
5 October 2016 - 8:00 pm

Full Price: £14 + fee*
Concession: £12 + fee*

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