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The House With Chicken Legs: Step into the fairytale world of bestselling Sophie Anderson, the perfect magical adventure.

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It's possible that it's a diminutive of the Slavic name Jadwiga, but there's also a chance it comes from various Slavic words meaning "abuse," snake," or "wicked. GennaRose Nethercott's first novel, Thistlefoot, "reimagines Baba Yaga as a Jewish woman living in an Eastern European shtetl in 1919, during a time of civil war and pogroms.

This spellbinding children’s story by bestselling author Sophie Anderson is adapted into a breathtaking new stage show. Sophie’s books have been translated into over twenty languages, and The House with Chicken Legs is being adapted for stage by Les Enfants Terribles. Across all cultures, myth and legend stories have been told for hundreds of years – usually told and retold to entertain and to educate.Lisa is always seeking to broaden her skills, and recently achieved Level 2 in British Sign Language, after appearing as Christmas Present in a BSL-integrated production of A Christmas Carol for Leeds Playhouse and Hull Truck. I have a thing for stories that have to do with the dead, and here in Latvia we are very familiar with russian culture (incidentally, we also drinks lots of kvass and eat lots of blini), and it seems like recently it has been featured in many books I read and loved (i. In the thrice tenth kingdom beyond the thrice nine lands flourishes a vivid world full of talking wolves, shimmering firebirds, immortal soldiers, and a truly improbable number of boys named Ivan and girls named Vasilisa.

The Baba Yaga is both a mother and a trickster because these are the modes in which many men see all women. The Baba Yaga tells each daughter in turn to cook the boy, but he tricks each one of them into cooking themselves instead by acting like he doesn't know how to lie in a pan and asking them to show him. Bluebeard’s Castle (Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires); A Museum in Baghdad, Venice Preserved, Miss Littlewood, The Seven Acts of Mercy, Volpone (Royal Shakespeare Company); Hamlet, The Mountaintop (Young Vic); The Trials (Donmar Warehouse); Extinct (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Shedding a Skin (Soho Theatre); Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella (Imagine Theatre); Plenty, Copenhagen, Fiddler on the Roof, Forty Years On (Chichester Festival Theatre); Spring Gala, Christmas at ROH (Royal Opera House); Phantom of the Opera (UK, US and Australian tour); The Rocky Horror Show (European tour).Every song serves a purpose (often not the case in a musical adaptation), all accompanied by instruments played by the actors themselves – everything from flute to accordion, saxophone to electric guitar – proving themselves truly multi-talented. Skilful storytelling reimagines ancient folklore while addressing issues such as bullying, bereavement and taking control of your future, which will resonate with many young people.

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