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Queen Elizabeth Hall

This is a remarkable adventure you won’t forget in this stage adaptation of Sophie Anderson’s children’s book.

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Step into a fairytale world and let an incredible house transport you to brand new places in The House With Chicken Legs at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall. This spellbinding children’s story by bestselling author Sophie Anderson is adapted into a breathtaking new stage show. Join young Marinka, her grandmother and their remarkable home this Christmas for an adventure you will never forget!

About The House With Chicken Legs

Marinka longs for a normal life in a house that stays in one place - or long enough to make friends, at least. But her grandmother is Baba Yaga, one of the guides for spirits between this world and the afterlife… and their house isn’t a normal house; it has chicken legs and moves on without warning.

Based on Sophie Anderson’s popular children’s book, follow Marinka and her unconventional but wonderful house in this dazzling show, full of puppets, projections and live music. Navigating loss and identity in a young girl who constantly has familiarity pulled from under her feet, The House With Chicken Legs is a funny and thought-provoking show that will whisk you and your kids away on a journey like no other.

A Magical Story Based On Russian Mythology!

This magical show is based on the beloved novel for older children, and it takes its inspiration from the world of Russian mythology. Baba Yaga, houses that run around and across countries overnight, and all sorts of wonderful creatures jump across the pages - and onto the stage - in this exciting story.

It is co-produced by award-winning theatre company Les Enfants Terribles and HOME Manchester, where it premiered earlier in 2023 to fantastic reviews. The Guardian called it an “exuberant” show that is packed with “fun musical numbers, amusingly irreverent performances and inventive theatricality”, while local reviewers declared it “child friendly theatre at its best [...] utterly bonkers, but utterly magical.” (Theatre & Tonic). If you want a story that will appeal to older children with witty, relatable characters and heaps of charm, this is the one to book tickets for!

Tickets for The House With Chicken Legs at Southbank Centre

This inventive, joyful show is one to watch, and even the adults in your group will feel immersed in its unique world of spirits, wild creatures and little girls who just want to find a place in the world. It runs at Queen Elizabeth Hall for a limited season this winter, so get ready to follow the house as it runs into an unforgettable adventure.

Sorry this show closed 30 December 2023, we recommend these similar productions.

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Performance dates:
29 Dec 2023 - 30 Dec 2023
Running time:
2 hours and 30 minutes including an interval.
Age recommendation:
Best for age 9+
Audience Notes:
This show contains themes of loss, aimed at older children aged 9 and above.

The House With Chicken Legs Reviews

13 Reviews
  • 5 Stars38%
  • 4 Stars23%
  • 3 Stars31%
  • 2 Stars0%
  • 1 Stars8%

User Reviews


Very kid friendly show but also dealt with a potentially challenging subject - death and loss- sensitively and yet with lightness and humour. The acting and songs were great. Impressive how multi-instrumental the cast was. I loved the fluidity of rol Read more

Performance date: 30 December 2023

An interesting and unusual tale but a bit weird choice for Christmas as it's about the transition between life and death. The kids in the audience seemed to be very engaged with it though!

Performance date: 30 December 2023

Colourful, gothic, arty-beautiful looking stage show. Super dark life-experience themes are given a new perspective - it’s adapted from a kids book - but if it didn’t look stunning and have a range of performance types - inc mimes and puppets it’s to Read more

Performance date: 14 December 2023
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