CircusNext European Season Performance – Squarehead Productions/ Bristol UK

If you would like to attend the invite-only performance of “The Whistle” by Squarehead Productions/ Darragh McLoughlin (IE) CircusNext 2013-2014 Laureate on Friday 20th October 2017 at 3.25pm at Colston Hall, Bristol, free tickets are available.

The Whistle is a 35 min contemporary circus piece, primarily produced for frontal theatre stages but adaptable to other venues with the possibility to perform outdoors. It is aimed for all audiences (10+) and uses juggling technique and physical theatre. The Whistle is a solo production featuring Irish artist Darragh McLoughlin.

It uses a cinematographic approach to dramaturgy and experiments with innovative artist-audience relationships:

The concept of The Whistle is almost genius in its simplicity: the performer onstage has a whistle. When he blows it, the audience closes their eyes, when he blows it again, they open them. Make that performer onstage a juggler and physical performer, mastering the art of precision, and the possibilities are endless.

The Whistle is an experiment about a staging strategy, about cinematic effects onstage, about technical ability. It is about playing a game with the audience, and letting them in on the creation process. Giving the audience some of the creative power and letting them have a choice, ultimately it is an experiment about perception.

For more details of the show: The Whistle – Squarehead Productions

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England – Lottery Funded. This project has been funded with support from the European Union