A Mouthful of Birds

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

Staging: Minimal requirements

Amateur rights performance fee: £85 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: £85 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Published in volume Caryl Churchill Plays: Three

Also by Caryl Churchill:

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

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Also by David Lan:

Ghetto

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