Les Enfants Terribles and HOME Manchester’s co-pro The House With Chicken Legs to embark on UK tour

The House With Chicken Legs, Les Enfants Terribles and HOME Manchester’s 2022 co-production will embark on a UK tour this Autumn.

Bringing Sophie Anderson’s best-selling novel to life, this critically acclaimed show will transport audiences to a world inspired by Baba Yaga, with puppets, live music and magic. The story follows Marinka, a young girl who 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. The show is funny, thought-provoking and full of life as it deftly navigates the complexities of loss from a whole new perspective.  

Confirmed dates and venues include: York Theatre Royal (6-9 September), Oxford Playhouse (21-23 September), Theatre Royal Plymouth (4-7 October), Aberystwyth Arts Centre (18-20 October), New Theatre Royal Portsmouth (2-3 November) and The Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple (14-18 November). Further venues and casting for the show are to be announced. 

The production had its world premiere at HOME Manchester in 2022, where it won an Offie Commendation (OffComm) recognising excellence in theatre outside of London. 

Sophie Anderson’s novel The House With Chicken Legs is adapted for the stage by Oliver Lansley and co-directed by Oliver Lansley & James Seager. The creative team are: Music & Sound Design by Alexander Wolfe, Songs Co-written by Alexander Wolfe & Oliver Lansley, Costume & Puppetry Design by Samuel Wyer, Set Design by Jasmine Swan, Video Design by Nina Dunn, Lighting Design by Jane Lalljee and Original Illustrations by Melissa Castrillón and Elisa Paganelli © Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2018.   

Les Enfants Terribles is dedicated to creating original and engaging theatre that puts the audience at the centre of the story. Known for their striking visual aesthetic and innovative use of props, puppetry and live music, they explore unique ways of telling stories and immersing audiences in new, weird and wonderful worlds. Run by Artistic Director Oliver Lansley and Creative Director James Seager, the company has received consistent critical acclaim and renowned industry awards, establishing a large and loyal following since its inception in 2002. 

Production images from The House With Chicken Legs

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📷 Main photo: The House With Chicken Legs © Andrew AB Photography

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