19 Apr 2017 to 29 Apr 2017

And Then Come the Nightjars Tour

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

Directed by Paul Robinson

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.

'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.

Touring across Perthshire April 2017:

Wed 19 + Thu 20 Apr: 8pm - Inchyra Arts Club
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

Age guidance 12+ (occasional strong language)

£11.50; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)


1 hour before each performance, meet Perth Theatre’s artistic director, Lu Kemp and share your thoughts and ideas for the future of your theatre.

View the production pictures here.