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

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