Finegan has written what will surely become a landmark Australian play. The action is played on a global stage, rippling out from South Australia to South America, Korea, Africa and the United States. Boldly ambitious in form, urgent and imperative in content, dazzling in reach, Hibernation will be an unmissable event.

Mitchell Butel, Artistic Director,
State Theatre Company of SA


It’s the year 2030 and there is an immediate climate crisis. With little choice remaining, world leaders make a collective, pragmatic decision to save the planet. For an entire year, all 8.5 billion humans on Earth will hibernate.

Gas will be launched into the atmosphere and the human population will be immediately plunged into a deep sleep, leaving the natural world to reset. The reset of the human world is not what was expected.

For years we have been making our beds. Now we must sleep in them.

CAST SIZE

9-30 actors
Previous seasons: 4F, 5M

AUDIENCE SIZE

A work for teenagers and adults

LENGTH

120 minutes

SEASONS

2021

World premiere, The State Theatre Company of South Australia

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State Theatre Company of SA production 2021

FIRST PRODUCED