The House with Chicken Legs at HOME

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Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
The House with Chicken Legs at HOME
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The House with Chicken Legs at HOME Manchester, Manchester, 29 March–23 April 2022 - Book now

Featuring a variety of brand-new commissions, world and UK premieres alongside adaptations of cult classics and some of our favourite returning artists, HOME has recently announced a brilliant theatre programme for Spring Summer 2022.

Exploring themes around identity and self-knowledge, the ambitious, co-produced season features seven co-productions including a fresh reimagining of Sophie Anderson’s award-winning book The House with Chicken Legs.

The wonderful children’s story will be brought from page to stage by the award-winning theatre company, Les Enfants Terribles. Inspired by traditional Slavic fairy tales, Anderson’s story is a powerful exploration of ancient storytelling and one young girl’s search for freedom. Told through a fusion of live music, puppetry and theatrical magic, The House with Chicken Legs brings Marinka’s story of her unusual house to life.

Told through a fusion of live music, puppetry and theatrical magic…

Marinka longs to have a normal life – a place where she can stay somewhere long enough to make friends. However, her house has chicken legs, a will of its own and often moves on without any warning. The powerful and feared Baba Yaga rules Marinka’s world; guiding spirits between this world and the next, Baba Yaga is also Marinka’s grandmother. Marinka dreams of taking control of her own destiny and sets out to break free from her grandmother’s footsteps, but her house has other plans…

The perfect blend of folk tale and coming-of-age narrative.

Recommended for ages 9+, The House with Chicken Legs is a stunning celebration of storytelling – the perfect blend of folk tale and coming-of-age narrative. Heartwarming, beautiful and sassy, the show navigates the complexities of grief and loss alongside the importance of finding your own place in the world.

The House with Chicken Legs at HOME Manchester, Manchester

29 March–23 April 2022

Dates and Times

  • 29 March 2022 1:00 pm
  • 30 March 2022 1:00 pm
  • 30 March 2022 7:00 pm
  • 31 March 2022 7:00 pm
  • 1 April 2022 7:00 pm
  • 2 April 2022 2:00 pm
  • 2 April 2022 7:00 pm
  • 5 April 2022 7:00 pm
  • 6 April 2022 7:00 pm
  • 7 April 2022 2:00 pm
  • 7 April 2022 7:00 pm
  • 8 April 2022 7:00 pm
  • 9 April 2022 2:00 pm
  • 9 April 2022 7:00 pm
  • 12 April 2022 7:00 pm
  • 13 April 2022 7:00 pm
  • 14 April 2022 2:00 pm
  • 14 April 2022 7:00 pm
  • 16 April 2022 2:00 pm
  • 16 April 2022 7:00 pm (Captioned)
  • 19 April 2022 7:00 pm
  • 20 April 2022 7:00 pm
  • 21 April 2022 2:00 pm
  • 21 April 2022 7:00 pm (British Sign Language)
  • 22 April 2022 7:00 pm (Audio Described)
  • 23 April 2022 2:00 pm
  • 23 April 2022 7:00 pm
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