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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

  • Mon 17 May 10:00 AM Available on demand until 17 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.

£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.

Please check your e-ticket for your performance link. If you require any technical assistance, please email:

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.  

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  • Mon 17 May 10:00 AM

GymJam presents Anthropocene: The Human Era

Run extended to Mon 17 May due to popular demand

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



Accessing the Performance:

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Additional Workshop Sat 8 May, 5pm
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Single User, Multiple User & Saver Tickets are available for this performance

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