Our Process

How we work together

Tangled Feet have developed a trademark style of experimental performance, which always begins from a process of physical improvisation and play. The performances we make come from our own experiences, the stories of the people we meet, and the tensions we feel in the world around us.



We work collaboratively and believe that our performances are not finished until completed by the imagination of our audience. We devise our shows with an ensemble of performers, designers and technical team.


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Our work is often researched and developed over long periods of time. Our performances take lots of different forms, driven by the theme, content and the relationship we want to create with our audience and the space. All of our work recognises the audience is there and responds to them.


  • What it's like to work with us

    “Thank you so much for such a great opportunity and amazing experience. Thank you for being so kind throughout the few days. I really enjoyed myself and had the best rush being able to feel like a part of your very talented team! ”- Participant Feedback -
  • What it's like to work with us

    “We loved having you! A Fantastic show and a great friendly cast & crew. Amazing to bring brand new theatre to our community.”- Seaton Delaval Arts Centre -
  • What it's like to work with us

    “I've worked with schools for over 20 years, and I can think of very few, if any, that have the staff, students and outlook to pull off something like this.”- John Riches, Creative Agent -

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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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