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Anthropocene: The Human Era by GymJam Theatre


Produced by Oxford Playhouse

Supported by Arts Council England & Torch: Oxford Research Centre for Humanities  


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Cinematic   |   Interactive   |   Choose Your Own Adventure   |   Performance



Greta Thunberg


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 Guidance 12+


“A mini multi-modal masterpiece that

powerfully impels the case for proactive

responses to the changing global climate”

The Upcoming


“The presentation of the production is

outstanding and the physical theatre scenes are interwoven with the

naturalistic film using stunning transitions. From the quality of the

camera shots, to the edited together images of global destruction, to the sleek

physical theatre sequences; there is such a high standard

of execution and attention to detail.”

A Younger Theatre


“Its physical nature has a striking

element of thought and prowess”

The Reviews Hub

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



Megan Noakes

Liberty Bliss

Max Curtis

Abi Smith

Guilia del Fabbro

Risha Silvera


Original Theatre production developed by Hueman Theatre and Ride The Wave Theatre Company


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.

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During Lockdown GymJam joined forces with Laura Dredger and Ingrid Mackinnnon from MoveSpace, to form Momentum.

Momentum is a movement - committed to connection, conversation and community.
Our aim is to provide an accessible, open and generous platform for movement artists working across forms to share their collective and embodied knowledge. We hope in tandem to create a space to challenge the presumptions of the creative process and ignite conversations that open up the world of movement and fosters connection.

Our first event DigiMove (21st May) event featured speakers; Its O'Brien, Struan Leslie and Jennifer Jackson. GymJam and Movespace also delivered online workshops for attendees.

Based on the overwhelmingly positive response from our first event, we set about curating DigiMove2. Our second event placed more focus on funding and self-producing in response to the impact Covid-19 is having on the arts landscape. DigiMove2 featured Movement Director, Teacher and Researcher Ayse Tashkiran, Movement Director and creator of The Movement Podcast Natasha Harrison. Our Powering your Projects session was supported and delivered by: Susanna Dye, Sarah Blanc, Alisha Artry and Stephanie Connell.

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