Like a tiny bomb exploding in the middle of your life, the baby arrives - and suddenly the world you knew becomes a different place entirely. 


Two couples negotiating the first year of parenthood are guided by our playful narrator, Laura. A baby is more than Natasha bargained for – and she's also wondering whether boyfriend Jay will ever grow up. As a flood of plastic balls and children's toys is unleashed in the middle of their marriage, Sam and Ronnie struggle to stay afloat despite their careful plans.


How do our priorities shift when we become parents? How do we adjust – and what happens if we don't?


An honest, funny and touching show with a live score played on children's instruments, Tangled Feet take a sideways look at how we cope with our children – and how our parents coped with us.

past dates


  • Nov 8th2016

    South Street Arts Centre

    RG1 4QU, Reading - 8th - 8pm


  • Oct 28th2016

    Lichfield Garrick Theatre

    WS13 6HR, Lichfield - 28th - 7:45pm


  • Oct 25thto26th2016

    Hackney Showroom

    E8 2BT, London - 25th - 8pm, 26th - 11am (baby friendly), 2pm (baby friendly) & 8pm


  • Oct 20thto22nd2016

    Salisbury Playhouse

    SP2 7RA, Salisbury - 20th & 21st - 7:45pm, 22nd - 2:45pm (baby friendly) & 7:45pm


  • Oct 17th2016

    Theatre Royal Margate

    CT9 1PW, Margate - 7:30pm


  • Oct 13thto15th2016

    Northern Stage

    NE1 7RH, Newcastle Upon Tyne- - 13th - 8pm, 14th - 11am (baby friendly) & 8pm, 15th - 2pm (baby friendly)


  • Oct 7thto8th2016

    Derby Theatre

    DE1 2NF, Derby - 7th - 8pm, 8th - 2pm (baby friendly)


  • Oct 1st2016

    Brewery Arts Centre

    LA9 4HE, Kendal - 8pm


  • Sep 30th2016

    The Roses Theatre

    GL20 5NX, Tewkesbury - 7:30pm


  • Mar 22nd2015

    Saltburn Community Theatre

    TS12 1JW, Yorkshire - United Kingdom

  • Mar 21st2015

    Seaton Delaval Arts Centre,

    NE25 0DY​, Northumberland - United Kingdom

  • Mar 19thto20th2015

    The Customs House, South Shields

    NE33 1ES, Tyne and Wear - United Kingdom

  • Mar 17thto18th2015

    ARC Stockton Arts Centre

    TS18 1LL, Stockton - United Kingdom

  • Mar 13thto14th2015

    Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre

    TS24 8AH, Hartlepool - United Kingdom

  • Mar 11thto12th2015

    Queen’s Hall Arts Centre

    NE46 3LS, Hexham - United Kingdom

  • Mar 10th2015

    Alnwick Playhouse

    NE66 1PQ, Northumberland - United Kingdom

  • Mar 9th2015

    Bishop Auckland Town Hall

    DL14 7NP, County Durham - United Kingdom

  • Mar 5thto6th2015

    Arts Centre Washington

    NE38 8AB, Tyne and Wear - United Kingdom

all 16 people



“ Highly original...Kicking and Screaming will leave a stamp on your heart long after you leave the theatre. ” - - “ The imaginative use of everyday items, using bags of sand and play balls as babies was a really exciting spin on storytelling, and breaking into song every now and again kept up the pace of living with a newborn; frantic and unpredictable....The tight-knit five piece cast really shone throughout the show...They were passionate and gave their all, and their voices were fabulous. ” - - “ I loved it and my son sat still the whole way through! ” - Baby Friendly performance audience member - Derby - “ Amazing choreography, superb acting. Great use of props. I just loved it. ” - Audience member - Margate - “ Wonderful, joyful but poignant ” - Audience member - Margate - “ Wonderful, moving, funny, creative and imaginative. ” - Audience member - Salisbury -

Audience feedback

“ Still buzzing from last night, outstanding show, an absolute must see where ever you can. ” - Audience - “ Sat up on a Saturday night, still riding high on the brilliance of Kicking and Screaming I witnessed five days ago. ” - Audience -

Extra Info

Commissioned by Dep Arts and ARC as part of REACH. Supported by Arts Council England.


Kicking and Screaming was the second part of our 2015 Care Season Triliogy. It was preceded by Need A Little Help and followed by Care.

They supported this Production

Arts Council England
Dep Arts

If you are interested in booking Kicking and Screaming please get in touch to discuss details.

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  • 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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