And Then Come The Nightjars
★★★★ – The Telegraph
★★★★ – The Guardian
★★★★ – Evening Standard
★★★★ – The Stage
– Alex Sierz
As the devastating Foot and Mouth disease epidemic of 2001 rips through the English countryside Michael’s farm becomes a battleground as his business, his heritage and his friendship with local vet Jeff come under intense threat. Ten years on and the battle scars are as evident on the landscape as they are on their relationship.
Directed by Paul Robinson, designed by Max Dorey with lighting design by Sally Ferguson, original music by Olly Fox and sound design by Max Perryment.
We were delighted to be joined by David Fielder and Nigel Hastings in the roles of Michael and Jeff for the 2016 tour and by Finlay Welsh in the role of Michael for the 2017 tour.
And Then Come The Nightjars was originally a co-production from Theatre503 and the Bristol Old Vic Theatre supported by the Richard Carne Trust, the London Community Foundation and Cockayne – Grants for the Arts. The 2016 tour was presented by Theatre503 and the Bristol Old Vic Theatre in association with Tara Finney productions. The 2017 tour is additionally presented by Perth Theatre in partnership with Theatre by the Lake, Keswick.
And Then Come The Nightjars is published by Nick Hern Books.