Hi-Fli Noose & Harness.
'WHAT ARE YOU DOING STANDING ON MY BEST CHAIR?' (Habeas Corpus)
Achieving a realistic hanged man effect for theatre and film had always been a challenge.

In 1973 a new play by Alan Bennett in which a character stages a mock hanging was about to preview and start a national tour. Especially for that show, Hi-Fli developed a noose and concealed harness to achieve an effortless staging and it remains the most effective method.

The play was 'Habeas Corpus' and it has proved to be one of the most enduring comic plays. In fact, Hi-Fli has staged this effect for more than 1000 productions of 'Habeas Corpus'.

Sir Peter Hall recently directed a new production of 'Habeas Corpus' and, unsurprisingly, decided to call in Hi-Fli. The Royal Shakespeare Company are using this system in their production o f 'King Lear' starring Ian McKellen. We worked with Northern Ballet to create a dramatic finale to 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'. The Royal Exchange Theatre - performing in the round - needed an especially convincing effect for the premiere of 'An Experiment with an Air Pump'.

'Habeas Corpus' remains popular with both amateur societies and professional theatres and Hi-Fli has a rig available for hire. We also regularly use versions of this system for 'Female Transport', 'Brassed Off ' and 'Jesus Christ, Superstar!'
Curiously, in the last 12 months we have provided equipment for school productions by Eton, Harrow, Fettes, Wellington, Chichester and Rugby! Classy.

We are currently in rehearsals for the West End production of 'The Ruling Class' starring James McAvoy.

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Mike Frost is creative director of hi-fli based in Manchester. Hi Fly install stage performer flying rigs for a flying carpet for the theatre pantomime aladdin and theatre flying equipment for a hot air balloon effect for the Wizard of Oz. We use stage flying equipment to fly three performers in the Witches of Eastwick. A hanged man effect for Habeas Corpus uses a concealed harness and hangman's noose for hanging Mr Purdue. Hi Fly harnesses are of a unique design to be concealed under a costume and used with theatrical performer flying equipment in Peter Pan to fly the actors. Hi Fli are based in Manchester and install aerial flying effects in theatres all over the UK and abroad for stage flying performers. Other providers of flying effects are kirby and foy both based in London. Hi-Fli install stage flying effects and harness for theatre shows such as Peter Pan and The Witches of Eastwick. Mike Frost is creative director of hifli based in Manchester. Hi-Fly installs a flying carpet effect for the pantomime Aladdin and a hot air balloon basket for the Wizard of Oz. Other aerial effects include theatre flying equipment to fly three performers in the Witches of Eastwick and a theatre flying rig for stage flying effects in Peter Pan. A hanged man effect for Habeas Corpus or Brassed Off uses a concealed harness and hangman's noose for hanging Mr Purdue. Hi Fly concealed harnesses are of a unique design for theatre flying effects - to be worn under a costume and used with flying equipment in Peter Pan to fly the actors. Hi fli are based in Manchester and hire stage flying equipment including Kirby wires for aerial flying effects to theatres all over the UK and abroad. High Fly provide complete Method Statement and Risk Assessment for installing stage flying effects in theatres using flying equipment and a flying harness. Flying Effects for many theatre shows including Peter Pan and The Witches of Eastwick. Flying harness for wearing under a costume. Other spectacular effects are a flying bicycle, a flying carpet and a hot air balloon flying effect. Mike Frost at hi fly creates Flying Effects for shows such as Peter Pan, Fiddler on the Roof, The Wizard of Oz and The Witches of Eastwick. Other spectacular effects are a flown bicycle that flies, a flying carpet that flies and a hot air balloon which lifts off as a high-flying flying effect. Peter Pan has many opportunities to include theatre flying effects and hi fli often uses theatre flying equipment to great effect. Many theatres use hi fly to supply stage flying equipment and harnesses for theatre productions ranging from pantomime to ice shows. The Royal Shakespeare Company regularly uses Hi-Fli's harnesses to great effect. A hanged man effect harness and hangmans noose is being used in 'King Lear'.
Hi-Fli is based in Manchester. Hi Fly installs kirby wires for levitation effects used in theatre video and photo shoots. Concealed harnesses are often designed for performer flying effects and are worn under a costume by a performer in a production. Pantomimes use flying effects to fly a fairy or other character. Hi-Fly have created robust theatre flying equipment that is quick to install and simple to operate. Flying for Witches of Eastwick using our stage flying system.

Flying Effects for many theatre shows including Peter Pan and The Witches of Eastwick. Flying harness for wearing under a costume. Other spectacular theatre flying effects are a flying bicycle, a flying carpet and a hot air balloon flying effect. Mike Frost at hi fli creates performer Flying Effects for theatre shows such as Peter Pan, Fiddler on the Roof, The Wizard of Oz and The Witches of Eastwick. Other spectacular effects are a bicycle that flies, a flying carpet that flies and a hot air balloon which lifts a flying effect. Good body content helps keep hi-fli flying high with stage effects. Peter Pan has many opportunities to include theatre flying effects and hi fli often uses theatre flying equipment to great effect. Many theatres use hi-fly to supply flying equipment and harnesses for productions ranging from pantomime to ice shows. The Royal Shakespeare Company regularly uses Hi-Fli's harnesses to great effect. A hanged man harness is being used in 'King Lear'.

Stage flying rigs from hi-fli.
A hangman's noose and harness for Habeas Corpus, Brassed Off, Jesus Christ Superstar.
Peter Pan has many opportunities to include theatre flying effects
Hi fli are based in Manchester and hire stage flying equipment.
A hanged man effect for Habeas Corpus or Brassed Off uses a concealed harness and hangman's noose for hanging Mr Purdue.
Hi-Fly have created robust theatre flying equipment that is quick to install and simple to operate.
Peter Pan has many opportunities to include theatre flying effects and hi fli often uses theatre flying equipment to great effect.
Hi-Fly have created robust theatre flying equipment that is quick to install and simple to operate.
Other aerial effects include theatre flying equipment to fly three performers in the Witches of Eastwick and a theatre flying rig for stage flying effects in Peter Pan.
Hi Fly install stage performer flying rigs for a flying carpet for the theatre pantomime aladdin and theatre flying equipment for a hot air balloon effect for the Wizard of Oz.
Hi Fly concealed harnesses are of a unique design for theatre flying effects
Flying for Witches of Eastwick using our stage flying system.
Hi fli are based in Manchester and hire stage flying equipment including Kirby wires for aerial flying effects
A hanged man effect for Habeas Corpus uses a concealed harness and hangman's noose for hanging Mr Purdue.
Hi-Fli install stage flying effects and harnesses for performer flying effects.
Hi-Fly have created robust theatre flying equipment that is quick to install and simple to operate.
Pantomimes use stage flying effects to fly a fairy or other character