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“Astrid Pill [is] an astounding contemporary performer... I was spellbound.”



Bringing long-term collaborators (and members of acclaimed 2000s feminist theatre collective Ladykillers) back together for the first time in over a decade, I Hide in Bathrooms is a surprising meditation on love, grief, death, and yearning.

Performance artist Astrid Pill draws from semi-autobiography in this absurd and darkly funny show, about the experience of losing an intimate partner, or falling for one who has, or perhaps being the one who is dying. In this solo performance, these points of view shift and morph, as a woman traverses her romantic delusions, sense of mortality, and her capacity for acceptance and hope.

Crafted by artists gifted in making experimental performance experiences that tap into subversive melancholy and the fusing of fiction and real-life stories, this is a show full of mood and imagination. At times instructional, at times a dream-like world, it is hilarious and deeply moving – tackling the taboo and the universal of relationships with lovers, dead and alive.

The development of I Hide in Bathrooms has been supported by Arts South Australia, Brink Productions and Vitalstatistix. Its premiere season is presented by Vitalstatistix and Adelaide Festival and produced by Insite Arts.


Concept + Devisor Astrid Pill
Devisor + Director Ingrid Voorendt
Devisor, Composer + Sound Design Zoe Barry
Devisor + Video Design Jason Sweeny
Set + Costume Design Renate Henschke
Lighting Design Sue Grey-Gardner


Performer Astrid Pill

‘Pill’s exquisite stage presence and ethereal, nuanced, multidisciplinary performance is something to behold. The complexity and gravity, the pathos and whimsy remain with you long after the final bow.’ Stage Whispers

‘Pill’s hypnotic performance transported me to a ferocious limbo land.’ Disrupting Stages

‘Pill conjures up the complexity and confusion of grief and loss – of what it’s like to lose your other half, of the messiness that is left behind when someone who should be there no longer is, and of what we owe to dead and to one another. And, somehow, it’s both funny and cutting.’ The Age

5 - 16 March 2024

As part of the Adelaide Festival
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