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Anthropocene: the Human Era

Part of Reading Climate Festival

“Our house is still on fire” - 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+


‘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

About the Company

GymJam is a physical theatre ensemble based in the South East of England. GymJam creates 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: TORCH and Oxford Playhouse, 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.