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:

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

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Also by David Lan:

Ghetto

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