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“Our house is still on fire” Greta Thunberg

Cinematic   |   Interactive   |   Choose Your Own Adventure   |   Performance

How can we be agents of change? Maybe by imagining a future we can make it real. Maybe not.

Anthropocene: The Human Era dives into the mind of Megan, a young woman dreaming about her future in the wake of the climate emergency. Time is stretched and warped as she sits in her bathroom staring down at a pregnancy test, in a multiple-choice adventure story inspired by Black Mirror’s Bandersnatch and Gecko Theatre’s Time of your Life.

What does the future hold for us, our children and our planet?

Our Fate is in Your Hands.

Age Guideline 12+

Duration: 40mins with no interval

  • Thu 22 Apr 10:00 AM Available to stream worldwide anytime from Thu 22 April to Mon 10 May

 About GymJam

GymJam is a physical theatre ensemble based in the South East of England who create physical, visual and collaborative theatre that amplifies community voices & urgent messages.

GymJam actively engages in unorthodox collaborations, in order to discover new ideas and forge unseen connections.


Ensemble Cast & Creative Team

Anthropocene has been Devised and adapted for Film by:

Directed by: William Townsend & Gavin Maxwell

Director of Photography - Micheal Lynch

Produced by: Gavin Maxwell, William Townsend & Alex Lui

Mentorship: Omari Carter - Motion Dance Collective

Technical Design: William Townsend

Editing: Micheal Lynch, Gavin Maxwell, William Townsend

Sound Design: William Townsend, Michael Lynch

Studio: V Space at Visual Elements

Original Compositions: Piksel

The Goodest Boy: Jackson Maxwell



Megan Noakes
Liberty Bliss
Max Curtis
Abi Smith
Guilia del Fabbro
Risha Silvera


Original Theatre production developed by

Hueman Theatre and Ride The Wave TC

Special Thanks to: Lucy Blake & Ride The Wave TC, Micheal Townsend & Visual Elements, Frantic Assembly, Pete Holland, Ben Esdale, Joel Arnstein, Steven Green & Fourth Monkey, Anne Langford, Polly Bennett, The Monobox.

Q&A Thu 22 April, 7pm
Sustainable Theatre and Environmental Action
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Q&A Thu 29 April, 7pm
Adapting Anthropocene To An Interactive Experience
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Workshop Sat 8 May, 5pm
GymJam: Power Up & Play Workshop
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£7:  Single user ticket 

£10:  Multiple ticket

Will more than one person be watching the stream? There’s nothing to stop you buying one ticket and doing just that, but, if you love the theatre and are feeling extra supportive, please consider buying a ticket for multiple viewers.  Please note - this ticket is still only for one device.  If 2 people want to watch on 2 devices, 2 tickets will be required.

£3.50:  Saver ticket

If you usually qualify for a discounted ticket or your current financial circumstances prohibit you buying one of the above, we'd like to offer you our saver rate.

The performance content will be launched on World Earth Day, Thursday 22 April

You will receive an email with the interactive performance link by noon on Thu 22 April which will be available to stream anytime up until Mon 10 May. The performance is an online interactive experience where audiences are encouraged to make choices. The preferred web browser is Google Chrome. 

Along with a link to an interactive version of the show, there will also be a play through (non-interactive) video for those with additional access requirements. This version will play through the longest version of the show (40mins) but additional pathways will not be visible.  

Please keep an eye on your email inbox for the performance link on this date.

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  • Thu 22 April - 10 May 10:00 AM

GymJam presents Anthropocene: The Human Era

Commissioned by Oxford Playhouse with support from TORCH (University of Oxford) as part of the Humanities Cultural Programme



Accessing the Performance:

The performance content will be launched on World Earth Day, Thursday 22 April

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Talks & Workshops

Optional talks & workshops related to this performance are available to book

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Single User, Multiple User & Saver Tickets are available for this performance

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  • Beautiful imagery, masterfully executed."
    Audience Feedback, Camden Fringe, 2019
  • It is the story of our time."
    Audience Feedback, Camden Fringe, 2019
  • Powerful movement and storytelling."
    Audience Feedback, Camden Fringe, 2019

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