Rotherham stately home Wentworth Woodhouse hosts spectacular aerial show

A spectacular, large-scale aerial theatre production which confronts climate change is taking centre stage at Rotherham’s Wentworth Woodhouse.

Friday, 25th October 2019, 5:17 pm
Updated Friday, 8th November 2019, 11:50 am
Show As The World Tipped by Wired Aerial Theatre, which is coming to Wentworth Woodhouse in Rotherham

As The World Tipped will tell the story of a climate crisis through dramatic film, visuals and aerial performance, which will see performers suspended on a tilting stage 18 metres off the ground.

The performance by Wired Aerial Theatre is set at the HQ of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, where staff fail to notice as the world around them slides towards disaster.

The performance is part of WE Wonder Noir, a new night-time festival at the historic estate.

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There is street food and variety acts from 6pm before the main aerial show at 8pm.

Sarah Mcleod, Chief Executive of Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to see an extraordinary piece of aerial theatre here in South Yorkshire.

“As The World Tipped tells a powerful tale of an ecological crisis at a time when people are taking a stand on climate change and demanding action. It shows that culture can be used to celebrate the world we live in and highlight important issues.”

WE Wonder Noir builds on the success of joint events at Wentworth and Elsecar, including the Man Engine in 2018 and this summer’s Elsecar Puddler’s Fair and WE Wonder Festival at the grade I-listed country house, all of which drew crowds in their thousands.

Tickets cost £12.50 for adults and £5 for children. Children aged 3 and under go free. Family tickets cost £30 (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 4-16). Tickets are available through the Eventbrite website. Follow @WEGreatPlace for details and announcements.