Pin Drop

A work for eleven voices and solo performer

'Saulwick’s crafting is so refined that we remain on a knife edge for the entire show.'   Fiona McGregor, Realtime (Pin Drop)

The theatre becomes, quite nakedly, a kind of psychic echo chamber.'  Alison Croggon, Theatre Notes.

'Genuinely startling one-woman show.'  Richard Watts, Artshub

One of the most extraordinarily involving and rewarding theatrical experiences. Unforgettable. Go.'
Geoffrey Williams, Stage Whispers.

Pin Drop is an audio-sensory work exploring the phenomenon of fear in our daily lives: how we respond to a noise in the dead of night, a shadowy movement glimpsed down a darkened alley, or the stranger breathing down the phone. Drawing on a range of interviews with people from six to 92 years of age, this grippingly intimate work is told through 12 voices – one live, 11 pre-recorded. Household objects crackle into the imagination as stories both unnerving and strangely familiar unfold – conjured into life by Tamara Saulwick's riveting solo performance and Peter Knight's visceral score.






Creator/performer: Tamara Saulwick

Composition/sound design: Peter Knight

Set & lighting design: bluebottle - Ben Cobham and Frog Peck

Movement: Michelle Heaven

Costume design: Harriet Oxley

Technical Direction: bluebottle - Frog Peck

Technical Operation: Luke Smiles


Please contact Freya Waterson for further information regarding touring, technical specifications and availability.


Green Room Award winner: 'Outstanding Production' - Hybrid Theatre

3 Green Room Award Nominations: 'Sound Design and Composition', 'Mise-en-scene', 'Production Design'.


Arts House, Melbourne, August 2010.

The Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne, July 2011

Cairns Centre of Contemporary Art, Cairns July 2012 (Mobile States tour)

Performance Space,  Carriageworks, Sydney August 2012 (Mobile States tour)

Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart August 2012  (Mobile States)

Tramway, Glasgow UK June 2014

Pin Drop has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory board and supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria.