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'

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Also by Caryl Churchill:

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

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Also by David Lan:

Ghetto

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