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)

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

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

Staging:Minimal requirements

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

Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Published in volume Caryl Churchill Plays: Three

Also by Caryl Churchill:

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

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Also by David Lan:

Ghetto

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