This week, the brand new theatre show, The House With Chicken Legs, based on the best-selling novel by Sophie Anderson, had it’s world premiere here at HOME. Produced by award-winning theatre company, Les Enfants Terribles, the show tells the story is told through a blend of live music, puppetry and a sprinkle of magic to immerse you in this Yaga world of spirits and secrets.
Here’s a look at what reviewers and audience members had to say about the show.
★★★★ “a piece packed with fun, exuberant musical numbers, amusingly irreverent performances and inventive theatricality” – The Guardian
★★★★ “Magically inventive and involving” – The Stage
★★★★★ “Les Enfants Terribles’ adaptation is respectful to both the source material and the audience. It examines demanding themes in an arresting and highly entertaining manner and features delightful characters and a wonderful atmosphere. It is a show that has legs and deserves to run” – The Reviews Hub
“this is a great show that will appeal to most ages…which envelops you in a great story and looks and sounds stunning. Highly recommended” – British Theatre Guide
It. Took. My. Breath. Away. STUNNING.
Beg, borrow or steal a ticket… I mean it. You’ve got four weeks. pic.twitter.com/UC04AV4aty
— Nathaniel J Hall (@NathanielJHall) March 31, 2022
Wow!! Thank you @LesEnfantsTerr for a cultural, emotional, and beautiful explosion of storytelling at its best. Is there anything that you talented peeps can’t do?! SJC students and staff loved it! @sophieinspace @HOME_mcr fab venue,back for more on Saturday! #musicmakesyoumove pic.twitter.com/xVHkfY6G6g
— Claire Livesey (@CLL_smile) March 30, 2022
Absolutely phenomenal production! Our year 5’s loved every second and it made a perfect end of term treat.
— Katie (@wishesandstars) March 30, 2022
We have just had THE most EXCELLENT time at HOME for The House with Chicken Legs. It was MAGNIFICENT! @sophieinspace @LesEnfantsTerr Bravissimo! Love from Class 4 and Class 5. ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/su4t8CYq5G
— Mrs PT Mrs NL 💙 (@stannesclass5) March 30, 2022
Year 7 and 8 had a wonderful time watching the awesome @LesEnfantsTerr production of @sophieinspace Anderson’s novel ‘The House with Chicken Legs’ @HOME_mcr We’re still singing the catchy tunes! pic.twitter.com/ZQbmPPuyT1
— Weaverham High Sch. (@WeaverhamHighSc) March 31, 2022
I really loved @LesEnfantsTerr #HousewithChickenLegs – filled with magic, mystic and music. A beautiful story about grief and how we never really say goodbye to the ones we love 🪶 – get yourself to @HOME_mcr to see it before it sprouts chicken legs and runs away ♥️
— christa she/her 🇺🇦 (@christaharris_) April 1, 2022
— HeyStephenHey – Marketing games since 1993 (@HeyStephenHey) April 1, 2022
— fereshteh (@Redalika) April 1, 2022
#thehousewithchickenlegs @HOME_mcr @LesEnfantsTerr is proper theatre magic. It’s a heartbreaking, riotous and joyful experience that cuts you deep and builds you back up again. All with a banging and beautiful soundtrack.
— Ross Aidan Carey (@careyyyy) March 31, 2022
Just spent a magical evening @HOME_mcr watching @LesEnfantsTerr in #thehousewithchickenlegs. What a show! The sets, the production, the music, catchy songs, funny, tear-jerking. A real hit with my teenagers too. #theatre at its best! pic.twitter.com/zEvhCzpN7p
— Carrie Riches 💙 (@car_riches) March 31, 2022
The House With Chicken Legs will be on at HOME throughout April with the final performance on Sat 23 Apr. Click the button below to book tickets.