Tangled Feet

Is a theatre ensemble and a charity

We create original, visually stunning, transformative performances, sometimes inside theatres but often in other public spaces. We create atmospheres and experiences for the audience which are thrilling, surprising and memorable, which always feel 'live' and in the moment, where the unique reality of this audience, in this moment, right here is acknowledged and celebrated.

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We are a dedicated ensemble and believe in long-term rehearsal and performance history. The company formed in 2003 as a group of like-minded artists and friends with a shared vision, and commitment to a collaborative, physical working methodology.

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Today, the ensemble has grown to encompass a larger group of 30+ regular artists & crew as well as a broad family of participants, many of whom have worked with us over a number of years.

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Tangled Feet create and tour work all over the UK.

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Tangled Feet's productions have been featured on TV and in the Press. You can read the coverage and also download the latest Press Releases in our Press Coverage section.

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We love sharing the creative process with new people and younger artists, as an integral part of our production process and in workshops, residencies and participation projects. All of the passion, fun, pain, anger and life experience of the people we meet makes TF's work deeper and richer. In return, we hope to offer people life-affirming, fun creative experiences and to inspire and support younger generations of artists.

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  • What people have said:

    “For Tangled Feet, theatre is a contact sport. The work has an anarchic edge and the distinctive stamp of a company who clearly know where they are going.”- The Stage -
  • What people have said:

    “Tangled Feet have done something "game changing" for outdoor theatre in Britain. You’ve proved that large-scale work can be intelligent, emotional, dramaturgically thrilling but, of course, above everything, purposeful. ”- Bradley Hemmings, Artistic Director, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival -
  • What people have said:

    “You were all fantastic - the choice of cast you provided us was brilliant, and the talent of all your players was excellent. You were so helpful, flexible and fun to work with, it worked brilliantly, we'll definitely keep you in mind for future projects, it would be great to work together again.”- Simon Monhemius, Creative Director, HSI London -
  • What people have said:

    “Can honestly say that being part of ONE MILLION by TANGLED FEET in the Brighton Festival was one of the best experiences of my life!! Met some amazing people and took part in some amazing things, hope I can do it again!!!!”- Participant Feedback -

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Aug 17th 2022

Belongings – Rowan Tree Dramatherapy

by Bryony Brooker & Justine Staley   An idea   First of all, I want to say I love my job and after working with Tangled Feet, I love my job with rejuvenated enthusiasm, a bag full of shiny tools, an insurmountable pride in our young co-creator team, and new possibilities of what we can bring to our work.   Just as a bit of background, Justine and I are directors of Rowan Tree Dramatherapy. Founded in 2013 as a Community Interest Company, we provide a Dramatherapy Service across Kent where we are committed and dedicated to working within the community to ensure Dramatherapy is both accessible and useful. We work extensively with young people, many of whom who do not live with their birth parents. Thanks to Children in Need, we have been able to offer fully funded group therapy each year for the past seven years to Children in Care. With each group, we create a space together that offers the potential to experience a sense of belonging that they have agency over moulding, shaping, and making their own. They have a voice, they are heard, and their feelings and emotions are validated. However, outside the therapy room, all too often these young people have had no choice and no voice, in what has happened in their past, and sometimes in their present, we always strive to support agency and wondered how could their voices become tangible?   Together, we tentatively considered how a piece of therapeutic theatre could be created and how this might look. We knew we did not have the knowledge or skill set to create the vision we had (it had to be spot on) and knew that it would take a theatre company that had great integrity and experience to pull this idea off.   

  • So much more than theatre”

    So much more than theatre”

    Everything Theatre
  • Tangled Feet offer a glimpse of magic”

    Tangled Feet offer a glimpse of magic”

    Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
  • a truly transformative experience”

    a truly transformative experience”

    Children's Theatre Reviews
  • Tangled Feet, the masters of physical theatre”

    Tangled Feet, the masters of physical theatre”

    The Independent
  • inspiring, engaging… beautifully evocative.”

    inspiring, engaging… beautifully evocative.”

    Everything Theatre
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