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

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