Are we not drawn onward to new erA

Produced by

An Ontroerend Goed, Spectra, Kunstencentrum Vooruit Gent, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Richard Jordan Productions and Adelaide Festival Production.


This thrilling and powerful visual performance from one of the world’s most exciting theatre companies explores the origins and possible futures of life itself.

It’s 2015 and the world is changing rapidly. Some people believe humanity is moving forward while others believe the opposite. No matter who is right, in our quest for progress we have dramatically changed the world we live in and the question of whether or not our actions are irreversible becomes all the more pressing.

Are we not drawn onward to new erA presents a visual metaphor for this crucial moment in our future history, following humanity on its path towards its downfall – or salvation?

Using live music by celebrated composer Basinski, this is the only chance to see this production in the UK ahead of an international tour. Ontroerend Goed’s most recent productions include Fight Night, Audience, A History of Everything, Teenage Riot, and Sirens.


Theatre Royal Plymouth
Tuesday 17 - Thursday 19 November 2015


“This is one of the most beautiful, most intelligent and committed performances Ontroerend Goed has ever made, on the boundary of visual art and theatre, poetry and politics.”
Knack Magazine


Vincent Dunoyer

Angelo Tijssens

Jonas Vermeulen

Maria Dafneros

Karolien De Bleser

Charlotte De Bruyne

Creative Team

Alexander Devriendt

Jan Martens

Philip Aguirre y Otegui

Charlotte Goethals

William Basinski

Joris Blanckaert

Lights, video and sound
Jeroen Wuyts, Babette Poncelet