Targeted Projects

Tangled Feet design bespoke projects to work with specific groups of young people

In these targeted projects we develop a performance or creative process with an emphasis on collaboration, trust and fun. The project might tackle a particular creative theme of interest to the group, but often also addresses a specific set of needs, issues or challenges that the group is facing. .

Some examples of groups we've recently worked with on targeted projects:

Young people with autism (primary and secondary school age)

Those effected by autism (siblings, parents and carers)

Adults with learning difficulties

Adults with mental health issues

Recently arrived Refugees

Adults and Children in the Ayslum System 

Young people not in education or employment

Young carers

Young people with multiple and profound learning difficulties

Looked-after children 


Contact Alex Ramsden to discuss this work in more detail.



What it's like to work with us

“Tangled Feet have always shown immense sensitivity to, and knowledge of, the diverse groups of young people that we work with in Croydon. Beyond this, they have created some fantastic, creative pieces of theatre with these groups of young people, by challenging them creatively and intellectually to give them and audiences an experience to remember.”- Jessica Hodge, Integrated Youth Service Manager, Croydon Council. -
“Tangled Feet's unique workshop style, in which they invite the participants to work alongside them as part of an ensemble, engages and enthuses even the more tricky young people, giving them real ownership of the work produced.”- Matt Gallop, BBC Blast -
“A massive THANK YOU to your fantastic team... All the feedback I had from the young people, staff and volunteers was extremely positive. They all had a lot of fun, learnt new skills and had a good insight of what drama is. On behalf of all of us, thank you very much again and good luck with your performance.”- Valeria Ragni, British Red Cross, Vulnerable Groups Co-ordinator -

Case Studies

COMIING SOON: Case studies of targeted projects, which shows how we plan around the individual needs of the group. 



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.   


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