A Mouthful of Birds
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published in volume Caryl Churchill Plays: Three
First Staged:
Birmingham Repertory Theatre & Royal Court Theatre, 1986

A Mouthful of Birds

By Caryl Churchill and David Lan
Published in volume Caryl Churchill Plays: Three

A collaboratively written theatre piece by Caryl Churchill and David Lan, combining text and dance to explore the nature of madness, possession and violence.

A Mouthful of Birds was inspired by Euripides' Bacchae, and explores modern experiences of 'possession, violence and other states where people feel beside themselves' - Caryl Churchill, from her introduction to the published volume.

The play was first performed in association with Joint Stock Theatre Company at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in September 1986 and opened at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in November 1986.

Press Quotes

'A dramatist who must surely be amongst the best half-dozen now writing'

The Times

Also by Caryl Churchill:

Caryl Churchill Plays: Three
Cloud Nine
The Judge's Wife
The Hospital at the Time of the Revolution
Far Away
Pigs and Dogs
Love and Information
Here We Go
Schreber's Nervous Illness
Tickets are Now On Sale
Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp.
A Number (2015 edition)
Light Shining in Buckinghamshire
Caryl Churchill: Shorts
Ding Dong the Wicked
Drunk Enough To Say I Love You?
Seven Jewish Children
Escaped Alone
Caryl Churchill Plays: Four
Blue Heart
This is a Chair
War and Peace Gaza Piece
The Skriker
A Dream Play
Hot Fudge
Mad Forest
Beautiful Eyes
A Number
Three More Sleepless Nights
Lives of the Great Poisoners
Not Not Not Not Not Enough Oxygen
Caryl Churchill Plays: Five
Three Short Plays
The After-Dinner Joke

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