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The House with Chicken Legs

Schools Shows

Schools performances are on Tue 29 Mar, Wed 30 Mar, Tue 5 Apr and Wed 6 Apr at 13.00. If you’d like to discuss a school or groups booking, please email groups@homemcr.org or call Box Office on 0161 200 1500 (12:00-20:00 daily).

School group student tickets: £11 each. One free teacher ticket with every 10 student tickets. Other groups 10% off for 10+ tickets.

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. 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…

Based on the best-selling novel by Sophie Anderson, Marinka and her unusual house are brought to life in this brand new production by award-winning theatre company, Les Enfants Terribles. Produced in their unique style by the team behind Olivier Award-nominated ‘Alice’s Adventures Underground’, 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.

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.

Remember, a person’s destiny might be written in the stars, but how they get there is up to them.



  • Written by: Sophie Anderson
  • Adapted by: Oliver Lansley
  • Directed by: Oliver Lansley & James Seager
  • Music & Sound Design by: Alexander Wolfe
  • Songs Co-written by: Alexander Wolfe & Oliver Lansley
  • Original Illustrations by: Melissa Castrillón and Elisa Paganelli © Usborne Publishing Ltd, 2018

Find out more about Les Enfants Terribles and their work here.