Hibernation

A futuristic odyssey that strains credulity
State Theatre Company South Australia
by
ABR Arts 19 August 2021

Hibernation

A futuristic odyssey that strains credulity
State Theatre Company South Australia
by
ABR Arts 19 August 2021
Ansuya Nathan in Hibernation (photograph by Matt Byrne)
Ansuya Nathan in Hibernation (photograph by Matt Byrne)

About fifteen years ago, a group of British playwrights, disheartened by what they saw as a lack of ambition and scale in new plays, started a movement they dubbed ‘monsterism’. Their manifesto called for large-scale work with big casts and ideas in contrast with the two- and four-handed studio theatre plays proliferating in an atmosphere of economic and intellectual austerity. Watching Hibernation, Finegan Kruckemeyer’s new play for State Theatre Company South Australia, I was reminded of the monsterists and their still-relevant demands for a bigger, bolder theatre.

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