Formed in 2014, Anatomical is led by award-winning dancer/choreographers Anna Williams and Tom Roden.

Rooted in the shared inter-generational experience of making and creating together, Anatomical place families at the heart of their work.

We encourage audiences to unleash their imaginations and embark on collective adventures; through drawing together in The Doodle Dance Show, constructing cardboard boxes for the landscape of the Buildy-uppy Dance Show, or helping to dream up Snowed In’s incredible imaginary hotel.

Their growing body of work has been enjoyed by thousands of families across the UK. 

Anatomical presents


14 – 24 December, The Place, London. Ages 5 +

Commissioned by The Place and Theatr Clwyd

There is a village

high up in the mountains

and in the winter the village glistens with frost

Four friends wake to find they are completely snowed in, and a magnificent adventure unfolds in this playful, interactive family show.

Our friends dream up an incredible imaginary hotel. A place where magical dances and stories are discovered. A topsy turvy world where adults are nowhere to be seen. They’re free to dance down corridors, to sing their hearts out, to throw snowballs, and to venture into the mysterious Room 251…if they dare.

Make your reservation now and join in the festivities.

Snowed In is brought to you by the award-winning duo behind the creation of The Buildy-uppy Dance Show and The Doodle Dance Show

Suitable for ages 5+

Click here to make your reservation and join the festivities.

Running Time: 60 mins

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and developed with support from the Rural Touring Dance Initiative. Produced by Tandem Works. With thanks to DanceEast and South East Dance.

This World Is Made For Me. 

A film by Anatomical and Roswitha Chesher for children aged 5 – 8 and their families

One hot long summer’s day.

One gang of friends.

One bag of chalk.

One surprising adventure.

This World Is Made For Me follows the gravity-defying adventures of a group of young friends as they dance in a galaxy of stars and swim with whales in endless oceans. Join the adventure as Orla and her friends draw themselves some fun.

Access Provision: Audio Described version available

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The Buildy-uppy Dance Show

From the team that created The Doodle Dance Show, a magical hour of building, music and dancing.

Let your imagination run riot as hundreds of boxes are stacked, squashed and rebuilt. Help create enticing caves, wonky castles and fabulous creatures, as together we learn that the strongest thing we can build is friendship.

Award winning performers Tom Roden and Anna Williams create an enchanting, ever-changing playground constructed and inhabited by its audience.

Suitable for ages 4+

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Welcome to MidSummerland; a place to celebrate who we are, a place to dream of our futures.

Plug your headphones in, grab your partner and set off on an extraordinary adventure. Take the Noodle Pathway, past the Cannonball Hedgehogs, through the Thoughtful Field and into the mysterious tent where your fortune will be told. Make sure to save enough energy for the grand finale – the annual trifle dance.

MidSummerland is an audio adventure for children and their adults to enjoy together. Using their trademark mix of comedy, dance and theatre, the award-winning Anatomical take you on an interactive journey of the imagination where your surroundings are the backdrop.

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The Doodle Dance Show

Grab a pen and kick off your shoes for this playful, interactive story-show that will get the whole family drawing and moving, doodling and imagining together.

Together we will create a world populated by crazy birds, dancing pirates, strange underwater creatures and maybe more…

We guarantee this is the most fun you can have with your family and a giant piece of paper!

Ages 4+

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