A Mouthful of Birds

Cast: 4f 3m doubling (large cast possible)

Staging: Minimal requirements

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

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

Cast: 4f 3m doubling (large cast possible)

Staging:Minimal requirements

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Published in volume Caryl Churchill Plays: Three

Also by Caryl Churchill:

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

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Also by David Lan:

Ghetto

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