A Mouthful of Birds
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:

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

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Also by David Lan:

Ghetto

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