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And Then Come the Nightjars

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Description for And Then Come the Nightjars Paperback. A fierce, achingly tenders play that charts one farm's struggle to survive the march of history, from the bloodbath of the foot-and-mouth crisis to developers consuming land for real estate. Num Pages: 96 pages. BIC Classification: DD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 131 x 197 x 13. Weight in Grams: 90.
A tender, frank and funny play about a West Country farm struggling to survive the Foot and Mouth pandemic. South Devon, 2001. Disease ravages the countryside, pyres are lit on the horizon, and dairy herdsman Michael is trapped as his farm becomes a battleground for his business, his heritage, and his friendship with local vet Jeff. Ten years on and the battle scars are as evident on their relationship as they are on the landscape. Bea Roberts' play And Then Come The Nightjars charts the struggle of one farm amidst a crisis that saw ... Read more

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About Bea Roberts
Bea Roberts is a West Country writer whose credits include: And Then Come The Nightjars (Theatre503, London); Infinity Pool; A Modern Retelling of Madame Bovary (Tobacco Factory Theatres/The Bike Shed Theatre/Plymouth Theatre Royal); Scoop (Lyric Hammersmith/UK tour) and Nights with Dolly Henderson (Box of Tricks at the Salisbury Playhouse/The Bike Shed Theatre/Bolton Octagon). In addition to writing plays, ... Read more

Reviews for And Then Come the Nightjars
'A tender, finely observed portrait of male friendship, and a stirring requiem for the vanishing dignity of rural England'
Evening Standard
'A right little cracker, a small but beautifully observed two-hander about a dying way of life and male friendship that spans 12 years... a savagely funny and sad play'

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