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Dummies Corp

Trash Test Dummies Circus

Dummies Corp

Trash Test Dummies Circus

Everyone put your bins out, tonight’s bin night and the Trash Test Dummies are on duty. With side-splitting slapstick comedy, daring acrobatics and dexterous juggling these Dummies are off on an imaginative adventure that is anything but garbage. With ballet and balloons thrown in for good measure, this fast-paced hour of “adept unadulterated mischief” (The Times, UK) delivers a dump truck full of hilarity! 

Winners of the Best Children’s presentation at the 2015 and 2016 Adelaide Fringe Festival and runners-up for the Children’s Choice Award in 2016, the Trash Test Dummies are as full of laughs as their bins are full of surprises. 

Nominees of the 2015 Perth FRINGE WORLD Circus Award, and winners of the Gas Works Circus Showdown in 2014, the Trash Test Dummies is a family friendly, circus comedy show like no other. 

Jamie Bretman, Jack Coleman and Leigh Rhodes are highly skilled circus performers that can trash talk with the best of them. These dexterous dummies take the audience on a journey into their playful imagination, where they invite them to take a fresh look at the humble household wheelie bin. 

Dummies Corp are the Australian leaders in circus-comedy, recognised globally for creations of quality that are intelligent, theatrical and inventive. Founded by Jamie Bretman and Jack Coleman the company features a team of world-class circus artists who have delighted audiences in 13 countries since 2012, including Scotland, China, Hong Kong, England, Ireland, USA and across Australia. They continue to create treasured experiences for families around the world. 

'Delightfully intelligent, highly entertaining.' ★★★★½ Herald Sun

'Circus and acrobatic show perfect for families.' ★★★★★ Edinburgh Festival For Kids

'Dungeree’d Dummies from down under create an adventure playground out of dustbins.' ★★★★ The Herald Scotland

Suitable for audiences 6-12

This show contains: Haze, Strobe lighting.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.


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