The House With Chicken Legs has now finished it’s UK Tour. However, you can still access all the resources and book one of our workshops to still engage your students with the production.
Why does The House With Chicken Legs make a great school trip?
Les Enfants Terribles brings Sophie Anderson’s much-loved novel, The House With Chicken Legs, to life on stage with puppets, projection and live music.
The show is a brilliant Drama and English theatre school trip for KS2-KS5 students.
For younger students, the show is a perfect introduction to theatre. For GCSE and A-Level students, The House With Chicken Legs offers a wide range of theatrical elements to analyse for a Live Theatre Review.
The performance particularly showcases:
- Costume Design
- Physical Theatre
- Multi-rolling & Ensemble performance skills
- Set Design (including AV projection)
- Sound Design (including live music on-stage)
… and themes of identity, loss/bereavement and relationships that you can explore with your students.
Where is The House With Chicken Legs playing?
The House With Chicken Legs is touring across the country from September-December 2023.
York Theatre Royal
Performed from 6-9 September 2023
Performed from 13-16 September 2023
Performed from 21-23 September 2023
Theatre Royal Plymouth
Performed from 4-7 October 2023
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Performed from 18-20 October 2023
New Theatre Royal Portsmouth
Performed from 2-3 November 2023
Performed from 7-10 November 2023
Queen’s Theatre Barnstaple
Performed from 15-18 November 2023
Performed from 13-30 December 2023
Free Teaching Resources to support your school trip to The House With Chicken Legs
Support your school trip to The House With Chicken Legs with our resources, included as part of our teaching resource site – The Curiosity Index.
If you haven’t already, sign-up to become a member (it’s quick & free!) to get access to resources you and your students can use to gain a unique insight into the show.
Once you’ve signed up, head to the home page and click ‘The House With Chicken Legs’ under the Production filter on the left-hand side.
Here you’ll find:
- Original mood boards & costume design sketches
- Set design models
- Puppet designs
- Script exerts
- Stills from the video designs
- In-depth interview with Sophie Anderson & Oli Lansley
Also, head over to our blog section, where you’ll find more resources, insights and ideas on how to use The House With Chicken Legs in your lessons:
- An Exclusive Backstage look at The House With Chicken Legs
- Q&A with Les Enfants Terribles’ James Seager & the cast of The House With Chicken Legs
- 8 Tips For Making A Great Mood Board
- Write Your Own Design Scheme of Work
- The House With Chicken Legs Interview with Sophie Anderson & Oli Lansley
In-School workshops to bring your trip back into the classroom!
Created to go alongside the show by professional educators and practitioners, The House With Chicken Legs workshop is the perfect way to cement your students’ knowledge and bring the performance back to your school.
The workshops explore the key theatrical elements and techniques used in the performance, including puppetry skills, acting skills and design skills.
Each of our workshops is unique depending on the level and needs of your students, making the workshop suitable for all ages from Years 5 & 6 in Primary through to GCSE and A-Level students.
To book your workshop, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get your bespoke quote.
The House With Chicken Legs is a perfect theatre school trip for all ages with direct links to the Drama and English curriculum, as well as links to PSHE and Wellbeing.
The show is touring across the country from September-December this year and has exclusive discounts in each venue for school groups.
We also have free teaching resources and in-school workshops to make sure your students get the most out of their trip and bring their learning back in the classroom.
If you have a question or want to find out more about Les Enfants Terribles’ educational offering, please email email@example.com.
We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you and your students at The House With Chicken Legs very soon!
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