As The World Tipped

XTRAX is the producer and tour booker for one of most ambitious large-scale works to be created by a UK company.

This ambitious and extraordinary piece of aerial theatre tells a powerful tale of an ecological crisis.

Combining dramatic film and visuals with breathtaking aerial performance, As The World Tipped confronts one of the most pressing issues for the planet with spectacle, humour, and emotion. At the Secretariat of the Copenhagen Climate Change conference, harassed staff fail to notice 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), As The World Tipped has been created by the pioneering team from Wired Aerial Theatre and is one of the finest large-scale shows by a UK company.

The show has played over 50 times; to audiences across the UK and festivals in France, Germany, Australia, Chile, South Korea, Italy and more.


A Wired Aerial Theatre Production.
Written and directed by Nigel Jamieson.
Produced by XTRAX
Co-Produced by Without Walls
A Tipping Point/Without Walls Co-Commission
Commissioned by Brighton Dome & Festival, Norwich & Norfolk Festival, Made in Liverpool
Supported by Liverpool City Council
Co-Commissioned by Greenwich + Docklands International Festival, Mintfest, Stockton International Riverside Festival and XTRAX

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Contact & Bookings

To discuss availability please contact:

Maggie Clarke at

Our Videos

As The World Tipped (Official Trailer)
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