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

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Also by David Lan:

Ghetto

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