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The House with Chicken Legs stage adaption to debut at HOME Manchester

The House With Chicken Legs (Credit: Elisa Panganelli)
The House With Chicken Legs (Credit: Elisa Panganelli)

Sophie Anderson’s The House with Chicken Legs will be brought to the stage at HOME in Manchester this Spring.

In a co-production between HOME and Les Enfants Terribles (Olivier-nominated Alice’s Adventures Underground), The House with Chicken Legs will run from 29 March to 23 April 2022.

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Marking Les Enfants Terribles first new stage production in 10 years, the production is adapted and co-directed by founder Oliver Lansley with creative director James Seage.

The show features music and sound design by Alexander Wolf, costume & puppetry design by Samuel Wyer, set design by Jasmine Swan, video design by Nina Dunn and lighting design by Jane Lalljee. Original Illustrations are by Melissa Castrillón and Elisa Paganelli.

Lead character Marinka dreams of a normal life, where she can stay somewhere long enough to make friends; but there’s one problem – her house has chicken legs and moves on without warning. For her grandmother is Baba Yaga who guides spirits from this world to the next. Marinka longs to change her destiny and break free from her grandmother’s footsteps, but her house has other ideas…

Produced and created in Les Enfants Terribles unique and profoundly thought-provoking style, the story is told through a blend of live music, striking puppetry, and a sprinkle of magic to immerse you in this Yaga world of spirits and secrets.

Centered around themes such as grief, growing up and fitting in, the production is certain to strike a chord with both young theatre goers aged 9+ and adults alike.

Sophie Anderson, author of The House with The Chicken Legs commented: “I am beyond thrilled that The House with Chicken Legs is being adapted for stage by the award-winning Les Enfants Terrible. They have the perfect aesthetic to bring Marinka’s story to life, and are planning an array of incredible music, puppetry, projection and stage design. The show is going to be utterly magical!.’

Dave Moutrey, Director & Chief Executive at HOME added: “Les Enfants Terribles are the perfect collaborators to bring The House with Chicken Legs to stage and we can’t wait to welcome the company to HOME. Their vision is taking shape and is set to be truly magical, audiences are in for a real treat.”

For more details and tickets, visit homemcr.org/production/the-house-with-chicken-legs/

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