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:

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

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Also by David Lan:

Ghetto

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