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.

Press Quotes

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

The Times

Also by Caryl Churchill:

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

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