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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:

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

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