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:

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

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