Astrid Pill & Collaborators

I Hide in Bathrooms

Adelaide Festival 2024


World Premiere

Absurd and darkly funny, I Hide in Bathrooms is a revealing meditation on mortality and romance from performance artist Astrid Pill.

Working with long-term collaborators and experimental theatre-makers, including co-devisors Ingrid Voorendt, Zoë Barry and Jason Sweeney, Astrid Pill draws on real experiences to create a work that fuses fiction with autobiography. I Hide in Bathrooms reflects on the experience of losing an intimate partner, falling for someone whose partner has passed away and traversing a relationship while dying. Shifting between these points of view, a woman addresses her romantic delusions, sense of mortality and capacity for hope.

Premiering at Adelaide Festival and presented by Vitalstatistix as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations, I Hide in Bathrooms is a funny and deeply moving work about the relationships between lovers – dead and alive.

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

Content Warning: Contains depictions of death and dying, and sexual references. Contains theatrical haze. Recommended for ages 15 and over.

Q&A: After the performance at 2pm on Saturday 16 March there will be a question and answer session with members of the creative team.



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.

Performance Dates

Tue 05 Mar, 7:00pm
Wed 06 Mar, 7:00pm
Thu 07 Mar, 7:00pm
Mon 11 Mar, 5:00pm
Tue 12 Mar, 8:30pm
Wed 13 Mar, 5:00pm, 8:30pm
Thu 14 Mar, 7:00pm
Fri 15 Mar, 2:00pm, 7:00pm
Sat 16 Mar, 2:00pm, 7:00pm

Waterside Workers Hall
11 Nile Street
Port Adelaide, Yartapuulti
Kaurna Yerta


Adult $40

Festival Friends $34

Concession $30

Under 30 years old $25

Full-time student $25

Creative Team

Creative Team
Concept, devisor & performer: Astrid Pill
Devisor & director: Ingrid Voorendt
Devisor, composer & sound design: Zoe Barry
Devisor & video design: Jason Sweeney
Lighting design: Sue Grey-Gardner
Set & costume design: Renate Henschke
Associate set & costume designer: Bianka Kennedy
Production manager: Emma O’Neill
Creative producers: Insite Arts & Vitalstatistix