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:

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

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