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And Then Come The Nightjars – Double Bill…

We've a really exciting double bill of theatre drama coming to Birnam Arts this week with back-to-back performances of And Then Come The Nightjars on Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th of April.

Set in rural South Devon in 2001 at the height of the Foot & Mouth crisis, the play centres on the relationship between Jeff, the local vet & Michael a local dairy farmer...

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. 

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. 

'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. 

Winner of the Theatre 503 Playwriting Award. 

Fourteen ★★★★ reviews including: ★★★★ The Stage, ★★★★The Evening Standard, ★★★★The Guardian, ★★★★The Telegraph, ★★★★Time Out and six Off West End nominations - including Best Director, Most Promising Playwright and Best Set Design. 

And Then Come The Nightjars: Perth Theatre

Description:

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

Wednesday 26th April (Thursday Showing Below)
7.30pm
£10
12+ recommended 

And Then Come The Nightjars  **** Time Out **** The Daily Telegraph **** The Evening Standard **** The Guardian

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 - Birnam Arts Wednesday 26th April Thursday 27th April 7.30pm £10, no concessions  12+ recommended  Theatre Drama
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, throwing communities into chaos with the slaughter of thousands of cattle, Michael watches the shooting of his own beloved cows in grief stricken disbelief… he also watches his friend brandish the gun.

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

“A  touching play of love and loss…savagely  funny  and  sad… beautifully observed” ­ The  Guardian (on Theatre 503)

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And Then Come The Nightjars: Perth Theatre

Description:

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

Thursday 27th April (Wednesday Showing Above)
7.30pm

£10
12+ recommended And Then Came The Nightjars - 26th & 27th April Birnam Arts

And Then Come The Nightjars  **** Time Out **** The Daily Telegraph **** The Evening Standard **** The Guardian

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, throwing communities into chaos with the slaughter of thousands of cattle, Michael watches the shooting of his own beloved cows in grief stricken disbelief… he also watches his friend brandish the gun.

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

“A  touching play of love and loss…savagely  funny  and  sad… beautifully observed” ­ The  Guardian (on Theatre 503)

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Date: 27th April 2017

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Birnam Arts and Conference Centre
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Birnam
Dunkeld, Perthshire
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