Appetite brings acclaimed aerial theatre spectacular to Stoke-on-Trent

An extraordinary aerial theatre production is set to thrill audiences in Stoke-on-Trent.

Acclaimed disaster movie in the sky “As The World Tipped” is being brought to the city by Appetite after thrilling audiences across the UK and abroad.

Up to 10,000 free tickets are being made available for two outdoor performances to be held at Central Forest Park, Hanley on 23 and 24 August.

“As the World Tipped” is written and directed by Nigel Jamieson, a world renowned creator of outdoor spectacles whose credits include the Sydney Olympics.

The Wired Aerial Theatre Company play out an ambitious and moving story based on an ecological crisis as the stage moves from horizontal to vertical – literally as the World tips.

“Suspended above the audience in the night sky this performance is like nothing you will have ever seen before,” said Karl Greenwood, Appetite Project Director.

“It combines projections, aerial stunts, music and visual affects all played out on a giant stage that tilts from flat to upright during the show.

“Bringing As the World Tipped to Stoke-on-Trent is a major thing for Appetite. This is a outdoor show like no other which has thrilled audiences across the UK.

“Arts Council funding for the Appetite arts programme allows Stoke-on-Trent residents to see this extraordinary production free of charge.”

City residents can register for free tickets by visiting any Stoke-on-Trent library or by logging on to the Appetite website at or calling 01782 482 825.

The Appetite programme is funded by Arts Council England and is led by the New Vic Theatre in partnership with B Arts, Brighter Futures, Partners in Creative Learning and Staffordshire University, It is supported by Stoke-on-Trent City Council.

As The World Tipped’ A Wired Aerial Theatre Production written and directed by Nigel Jamieson Produced by XTRAX and Co-Produced by Without Walls.

Praise for As The World Tipped:

“The most amazing thing I’ve ever seen. Nothing has moved me like that.” 

Audience member


For media enquiries contact Nigel Howle on 0776204346, email [email protected]

Notes to Editors: 

Appetite is the Creative People and Places programme taking place in Stoke-on-Trent from 2013 to 2016. Appetite aims to get more people in Stoke-on-Trent to experience and be inspired by the arts. This investment in the arts and cultural sector of the area aims to mobilise and strengthen the skills, knowledge and infrastructure that already exists within the area and provide unprecedented opportunities for more people to see, make and influence more art in the city.   

For further information on Appetite contact Karl Greenwood, Project Director. Telephone 01782 381373 (ext 310) or email [email protected]

For press night and photographic opportunities please contact Gemma Thomas, Creative Producer. Telephone 01782 381 373 (ext 308) or email [email protected]

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