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.

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

The Times

Also by Caryl Churchill:

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

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Also by David Lan:

Ghetto

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