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:

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

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Also by David Lan:

Ghetto

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