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.

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

The Times

Also by Caryl Churchill:

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

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