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

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Also by David Lan:

Ghetto

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