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:

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

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