The House With Chicken Legs

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.

Based on the best-selling novel by Sophie Anderson, Marinka and her unusual house are brought to life with live music, puppetry and our quintessential Les Enfants Terribles flavour. The co-production with HOME premiered in Manchester in 2022, receiving critical acclaim including an Offies OffComm Award for excellence in theatre outside of London. It has since embarked on a UK Tour, culminating in a Christmas run at London’s Southbank Centre, and has been nominated for an Olivier for Best Family Show.

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Dates

HOME, Manchester

29 Mar - 23 Apr 2022

UK Tour

6 Sep - 18 Nov 2023

Southbank Centre, London

13 - 30 Dec 2023

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4/5

"packed with fun, exuberant musical numbers"

The Guardian
4/5

"sumptuous stage adaptation"

Time Out
5/5

"a show that has legs and deserves to run"

The Reviews Hub
5/5

"visually and emotionally impressive"

Fairy Powered Productions
4/5

"truly transporting"

The Stage
4/5

"a great show, one for the whole family to enjoy"

West End Best Friend
4/5

"ambitious, compelling and rich"

London Theatre 1
5/5

"captivating and incredible visual adaptation"

Theatre and Arts Reviews
Cast

Marinka

Eve De Leon Allen

Jackdaw

Dan Willis

Baba

Lisa Howard

Ben

Michael Barker

Nina

Elouise Warboys

Yaga

Stephanie Levi John

The Creative Team

Sophie Anderson

Written by

Oliver Lansley

Adaptation & Co-Director

James Seager

Co-Director

Jasmine Swan

Set Designer