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:

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

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Also by David Lan:

Ghetto

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