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Film Thursday 12 October, 2023 7:30pm

And Then Come The Nightjars (15) + post-film Q&A with Nigel Hastings (Jeff)


Post-film Q&A with Nigel Hastings (Jeff)

Adapted for the screen from Bea Roberts’ multi-award-winning stage play, And Then Come the Nightjars tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a Devon farmer and the vet who is assigned to cull his precious herd during the 2001 Foot and Mouth epidemic.

Nigel Hastings and David Fielder reprise their hugely successful on-stage roles as Jeff and Michael, with the play’s director Paul Robinson making his feature-length film directorial debut.



Dates & Tickets

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Thursday 12 October, 2023 7:30pm Buy Tickets
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Dinner & show offer

Enjoy an evening at Bridport Art Centre’s Pantry Restaurant.

*A pre Show Supper is available with this event* 

The menus will be published alongside the event two weeks before the show. Vegetarian options available.

There will be an option to add your supper to your cart when you book the event. 

£14.95 two course /£17.95 three course 


It's the personal relationship between Jeff and Michael that really makes the film... I could have watched them bicker until the cows come home

Mark Searby, Phoenix FM

A heart-warming tale of friendship in a farming community

Anna Smith, Saga

The film doesn’t shirk away from the impact of catastrophe, with Michael’s rage at the loss of his “girls” (each cow named for a Royal family member) contrasting with the quiet moments of birdsong and light breezes.★★★★

Lou Reviews

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