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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:

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

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