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:

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

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