In a world premiere, this utterly original and transformative theatrical event, from South Australia’s Finegan Kruckenmeyer, tackles one of the most urgent issues of our time.


By Finegan Kruckemyer

Presented by State Theatre Company South Australia

We have been making our beds and now we must sleep in them.

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.

A world premiere from South Australia’s Finegan Kruckemeyer and directed by Artistic Director Mitchell Butel, Hibernation takes audiences all over the world as citizens forge their lives in a new wilderness.

An utterly original and transformative theatrical event, Hibernation brings together some of the state’s finest artists to tackle one of the most urgent issues of our time in a brave, unexpected and peculiarly Australian way.

To ensure the seating allocation meets current guidelines, allocated seats will be issued to all ticket holders in early February 2021.

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13 – 28 Aug 2021

Duration 2hrs


Fri, 13 Aug 2021, 7:30PM

Sat, 14 Aug 2021, 7:30PM

Mon, 16 Aug 2021, 6:30PM

Tue, 17 Aug 2021, 7:30PM

Wed, 18 Aug 2021, 6:30PM

Thu, 19 Aug 2021, 7:30PM

Fri, 20 Aug 2021, 7:30PM

Sat, 21 Aug 2021, 2:00PM

Sat, 21 Aug 2021, 7:30PM

Mon, 23 Aug 2021, 6:30PM

Tue, 24 Aug 2021, 6:30PM

Wed, 25 Aug 2021, 11:00AM

Wed, 25 Aug 2021, 6:30PM

Thu, 26 Aug 2021, 7:30PM

Fri, 27 Aug 2021, 7:30PM

Sat, 28 Aug 2021, 2:00PM

Sat, 28 Aug 2021, 7:30PM


Dunstan Playhouse



Adult from $69.00

Concession from $59.00

Senior from $64.00

Under 30s from $39.00

Full Time Students from $39.00

Groups* 10+ from $59.00

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Coarse language and adult themes

A Date with State

Sat 21 Aug 2pm

Audio Described Performances

21st Aug 2pm + 23rd Aug 6.30pm

Captioned Performances

25th Aug 11am + 6.30pm

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