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The Whistle

Presented by Squarehead Productions in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

“When you hear the sound of the whistle you have to close your eyes. When you hear it again you may open them.”

What if you were at the same time spectator and creator of a piece? A juggler, a whistle and the audience together create a multitude of moments: Time travel – Déjà vu – Glitches – Fast forward – Rewind – Déjà vu, all without technics or special effects.

A journey through several different hilarious yet often poetic narratives. Close your eyes! Open them! Will you play the game or will you cheat? Either way you will be played!

This show is supported by funding from Culture Ireland.


A Funny, touching and performed with consummate skill, The Whistle has an ease and charm that makes it irresistible. Journey through several quirky yet often poetic narratives, Whistle is undoubtedly in the running for the most charming show of the [Dublin Fringe] festival.


The Whistle was entertaining, funny, very clever and quite moving. McLoughlin captured the audience’s interest from the offset and it carried throughout the performance. His progressive juggling choreography and characterisation was inspiring and is something I would love to see more of in contemporary circus.


[...] exuding a mastery of his art that left his audience breathless


About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm on performance days.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

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