The Hypotheticals Event DatesTue 05 Nov 2024 ManPAC and The Last Great Hunt present

The Hypotheticals


Potential parenthood in a burning world. Brace yourselves.

Meet two best friends in their mid 30’s – a single straight woman and a partnered gay man – who are deciding whether to have a baby. Together.

They ask: What happens if a woman never meets the right partner? If a man is gay, isn’t that evolution’s way of telling him to step out of the gene pool? What does it mean to bring a child into a world that’s burning? Is it right? Is it right for them? And…what happens if you have a kid and end up getting a really annoying one?

Winner of the 2020 NT Literary Award for Theatre and a sell-out 2021 World Premiere at Darwin Festival, The Hypotheticals is both a deeply personal story and a work of imagination for the writer-performers Jeffrey Jay Fowler and Sarah Reuben, as they contemplate their futures and the future of their (yet to exist) children.


Duration 70 Minutes (No Interval)
Director Adam Mitchell
Writers Jeffrey Jay Fowler Sara Reuben
Creative Team Laura Boynes - Choreographer louis Frere-Harvey - Sound Designer Matthew Mcveigh - Set & Costume Designer Peter Young - LX Designer Libby Klysz - Producer

Recommended Age & Warnings
Contains strong language and adult themes. Age recommendation: Ages 16+


Adult $45
Concession/FOMPAC $42
Under 30 $30


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For wheelchair or Companion Card seats, please call the Box office on 9550 3900.

“What brings this work home is the candid honesty that Fowler and Reuben bring to not only their script, but to their powerhouse performances. It might be remiss of me to say too much more about how the conversation ends, but I do believe there were tears in their eyes. I know there were in mine”

Geoffrey Williams, Stage Whispers

For wheelchair or Companion Card seats, please call the Box office on 9550 3900.