Wired Aerial Theatre


As The World Tipped

As The World Tipped is the largest and regarded as one of the finest large-scale outdoor shows to be produced by a UK company. (Xtrax) 

Combining dramatic film and visuals with breath-taking aerial performance, As the World Tipped confronts one of the most pressing issues for the planet with spectacle, humour and emotion.

An epic and stunningly realised portrait of the disaster we may all be facing .... [As The World Tipped] is a lot more than mere spectacle. It does that rare thing - it makes you gulp with astonishment, but also think.

Mark Shenton, The Stage

At the Secretariat of the Copenhagen Climate Change conference, harassed staff fail to notice as the world around them, literally and metaphorically, slides toward disaster. Suspended above the audience in the night sky, the performers struggle to control their increasingly precarious world as they do battle with the effects of a drastic environmental catastrophe.

Written and directed by Nigel Jamieson, one of the world’s leading creators of outdoor spectacle (Sydney Olympics, Liverpool Capital of Culture). The show has played over 70 times; to audiences across the UK and festivals in France, Germany, Australia, Chile, South Korea, Italy and more. In 2018, As The World Tipped featured at Sziget one of Europe's biggest music, culture and arts festivals.



As The World Tipped

A Wired Aerial Theatre Production

Written and Directed by Nigel Jamieson

Wall design by Jamie Ogilvie



Director – Nigel Jamieson

Aerial Director – Wendy Hesketh-Ogilvie

Technical Director – Jamie Ogilvie

Musical Director – Patrick Dineen

Re-Light Design – Gareth Green

Set/Props Designer – Andy McDonnell

Props Fabricator – Tim Denton

Film & Visual – Inflammable Films

Film Producer – Diarmid Scrimshaw

Film Project Manager – Sarada McDermott

Lead Film Editor & Animator – Chris Newcombe– Project Monster

Film Animator – Andy Cooper – Draw and Code

Film Editor – Tom Grimshaw

Film Co-ordinator – Paul Harry Thomas – Project Monster

Film Archive Researcher – Sue Tiplady



Ian Ross



Production Management – Jamie Ogilvie

Head Crew – Sandy Ogilvie

Crew – Gruff Harris

Chief AV – Matt Bailey

AV Operator – James Bragger

Lighting Operator – Adam Nicholls



Bilal Bachir 

Amy Eccleston

Sebastian Gonzalez

Beverley Grant 

Wendy Hesketh-Ogilvie 

Josh Hutchby

Gavin Vincent



Jake Gresham 

Luke Murphy

Jacomo Nardi-Forster

Jamie Ogilvie



Ainscough Cranes

Rigging Services


Environmental Impact Advisor

Julie’s Bicycle 


Film & Music Archive

Gideon Mendel Photography Ltd

Home – A movie by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

© Elzévir Films/Europacorp


Original Music composed by Patrick Dineen

Additional Music by 

Johann Strauss,

Female vocalist Sylvia Enchada

Beth Gibbons (Show)

Lena Horne (Stormy Weather)


Formerly Produced by XTRAX


With Thanks to:

Maggie Clarke, India Rose-Cox, Gareth Lang, S & S Motors, DBS Solutions, Desiree Cherrington (ACE), Rose Fenton (Without Walls/Tipping Point), Rosemary Burgess, and June Hesketh


Original Co-Commissioners

Co-produced by Without Walls

A Tipping Point/Without Walls Co-commission

Commissioned by Brighton Festival, Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Fira Tàrrega

Made in Liverpool supported by Liverpool City Council

 Co-commissioned by Greenwich + Docklands International Festival, Mintfest, Stockton International Riverside Festival and XTRAX

Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England



As The World Tipped - XTRAX Trailer


As The World Tipped Contextual Video - Closed Captions 


Tipping Point (Spanish) - Closed Captions 


As The World Tipped (Official Trailer) - Closed Captions 


Past Tours:

Norfolk & Norwich Festival May 2011

Brighton Festival May 2011

Greenwich & Docklands International Festival June 2011

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral July 2011

Stockton International Festival August 2011

Platform 4 Festival August 2011

Mintfest September 2011

Sydney Festival January 2012

SO Festival Skegness June 2012

Tollwood Festival July 2012

IF Festival Milton Keynes July 2012

Fira Terrega September 2012

Viva Cité June 2013

Greenwich and Docklands International Festival June 2013

Festival Deventer on Stilts July 2013

Appetite August 2013

Temudas Festival August 2013

Derby Feste September 2013

Hastings September 2013

Four Squares Weekender September 2013

Bradford Festival October 2013

Fuse Medway Festival June 2014

 Kulturhause Festival July & August 2014

Flurstücke Int. Festival 015 June 2015

Le Festival d’Aurillac August 2014

 Hi! Seoul Festival October 2015

Toulon September 2016

Freedom Festival September 2016

Torino July 2016

 Les Accroche-Cœurs September 2017

Santiago a Mil January 2018

Sziget Festival August 2018

WE Wonder Noir November 2019

WOMADelaide Festival 2020



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