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:

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

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Also by David Lan:

Ghetto

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