Are we not drawn onward to new erA

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

Are We Not Drawn Onward To New Era


Tuesday 17 - Thursday 19 November 2015 Download Calendar

The Lyric


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.

Life must be lived forwards, but it can only be understood backwards.” – Kierkegaard

Groundbreaking. Beautiful. Unmissable.

Recommended for everyone aged 12+

Running time: 65 minutes (approximately)

Pricing & Concessions

Full price:
Mon – Thu 7.30pm
A: £22, B: £19, E: £10 (RV)

RV = Restricted View


Under 16s, Student, Unwaged:
£7 off A & B (all perfs)

Young Co:
£7 off A & B (all perfs)

Over 60s, Disabled:
£3 off A & B (all perfs)

Corporate Members:
£5 off A & B (all perfs)

£4 off A & B (Tue 17 Nov)

People’s Company:
£3.50 off A & B (all perfs)

Groups of 10+:
£1.50 off each ticket

Groups of 20+:
£2.50 off each ticket

Groups of 40+:
£3.50 off each ticket

School groups of 10+:
£10 tickets (all perfs)

Please note: Prices include a 70p per ticket booking fee. Concessions are limited and exclude price band E in The Lyric.


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

The question is: what [more] can [Ontroerend Goed] do after this to amaze theatre audiences? Genius.

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