HOME and Les Enfants Terribles will present the theatrical debut of Sophie Anderson’s The House With Chicken Legs.  The production is a thought-provoking piece about a young girl’s struggle with destiny, responsibility and grief.

The cast is led by Eve De Leon Allen as Marinka, joined by Lisa Howard as Baba, David Fallon as Ben, Matthew Burns as Jackdaw, Keshini Misha as Nina and Perola Congo as Yaga.

The House With Chicken Legs draws on folklore roots, telling the story of Marinka who dreams of a normal life, where she can stay somewhere long enough to make friends; but there is 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…

The HOME Mcr and Les Enfants Terribles joint production is told through a blend of live music and puppetry to immerse audiences in the world of spirits and secrets with each actor bringing their own unique set of skills to the show.

The House with Chicken Legs has been adapted for the stage by Oliver Lansley from the novel of the same name by Sophie Anderson. The production is Directed by Oliver Lansley & James Seager with Set Design by Jasmine Swan; Music & Sound Design by Alexander Wolfe; Songs Co-written by Alexander Wolfe and Oliver Lansley; Costume & Puppetry Design by Samuel Wyer; Video Design by Nina Dunn; Lighting Design by Jane Lalljee and Original Illustrations by Melissa Castrillón and Elisa Paganelli.

When does The House With Chicken Legs run at HOME Mcr?

The House With Chicken Legs runs at HOME Mcr from 29 March until 23 April 2022.

The House With Chicken Legs – image courtesy Illustration Melissa Castrillin, illustation, Rah Petherbridge, photography, We Are Bird, design