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. 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…

Based on the best-selling novel by Sophie Anderson, Marinka and her unusual house are brought to life in this brand new co-production with leading Manchester Theatre, HOME.

Experience the story through a blend of live music, puppetry and a sprinkle of magic to immerse you in this Yaga world of spirits and secrets. A beautiful, engaging, and thought-provoking story that deftly navigates the complexities of grief and loss against the backdrop of growing up and fitting in.

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Show Details

Dates

29th March -23rd April 2022

Venue

HOME, Manchester

Age recommendation

9+

Follow this show

4/5

"a piece packed with fun, exuberant musical numbers, amusingly irreverent performances and inventive theatricality"

4/5

"Magically inventive and involving"

5/5

"a show that has legs and deserves to run"

"envelops you in a great story and looks and sounds stunning.
Highly recommended"

"entrancing moments of delicate, intricate storytelling"

"It is difficult to explain exactly how lively and fun this production is"

"a dazzling show that you never wanted to end!"

"everything was thrown at this production and it all landed perfectly"

CAST

Marinka

Eve De Leon Allen (they/them)

Baba

Lisa Howard (she/her)

Ben

David Fallon (he/him)

Yaga

Pérola Congo (she/her)

Jackdaw

Matthew Burns (he/him)

Nina

Keshini Misha (she/her)

The Creative Team

Sophie Anderson (she/her)

Written by

Oliver Lansley (he/him)

Adaptation & Co-Director

James Seager (he/him)

Co-Director

Jasmine Swan (she/her)

Set Designer

Samuel Wyer (he/him)

Costume & Puppet Designer

Alexander Wolfe (he/him)

Music & Sound Designer

Jane Lalljee (she/her)

Lighting Designer

Nina Dunn (she/her)

Video Designer

Additional Credits

Christa Harris
Casting Director
The Production Family
Production Management for Les Enfants Terribles
Melissa Castrillón & Elisa Paganelli
Original Illustrations (© Usborne Publishing LTD, 2018)
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