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Certificate 15.  Running time: 1 hour 21mins  Drama.  Doors open at 7.00pm

Tickets: £7.50 (plus booking fee)

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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.


It’s 2001 and in a barn on a south Devon farm Michael and local vet Jeffrey are awaiting the birth of a cow to join a herd. Michael recently lost his beloved wife, Sheila, and Jeffrey is clearly in the process of losing his wife, not least because of his growing drink problem.

There’s another cloud: foot and mouth has a hold in the area.


Films showing the dirt under the fingernails of rural British life are rare, which is maybe why this feels very natural, honest and almost shorn of unnecessary, extraneous characters that could hinder or come between the pair.

Although it can’t escape the pure stage-y-ness of the setup, with two great central performances, And Then Come The Nightjars is thoroughly nice. In this day and age, that’s a rare treat.

A lovely film with a sombre, sad undertone, a country life “dying of the light” that makes the journey from stage to screen with its heart still broken, but intact.

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Tickets: £7.50 (plus booking fee)

Hearing Loop

The Shed has a hearing loop for all who appreciate a little help hearing the audio systems.

We simply that ask you to bring your own headphones, to use with one of our receivers. You can reserve one by calling the office on 01666 505496.


Please note:  Identification may be asked for to prove eligibility for any concessions.

A 15 certificate means… Nobody younger than 15 can buy a 15-rated video, or see a 15-rated film in a cinema.    British Board of Film Classification

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