13 Jul–14 Jul

Trash Test Dummies Circus

"Circus and acrobatic show perfect for families" - Edinburgh Festival for Kids
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Dummies Corp. presents
Trash Test Dummies Circus
SAT 13–SUN 14 JUL, 4PM
Live at The Everyman

Award-winner Dummies Corp., the Australian leaders in circus-comedy, bring their show Trash Test Dummies Circus to The Everyman.

Winners of the Best Children’s Presentation at the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2015 and 2016 and runners up for Children’s Choice Award Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, the Trash Test Dummies are as full of laughs as their bins are full of surprises. This “delightfully intelligent, highly entertaining” (Herald Sun) family adventure takes the humble household wheelie bin to new heights.

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) delivers a dump truck full of hilarity!

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 can trash talk with the best of them. Since 2012 they have delighted audiences in thirteen countries including Scotland, China, Hong Kong, England, Ireland, USA and across Australia, and continue to create treasured experiences for families around the world.

Winners – Best Kids show nomination, Melbourne Fringe Festival 2017
Winners – Best Children’s Presentation (weekly) award 2016, Adelaide Fringe Festival
Winners – Children’s Choice Award runners-up 2016, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Winners – Best Children’s Presentation Award 2015, Adelaide Fringe Festival
Winners – Best Circus Award Nomination 2015, Perth Fringe World
Winners – Gasworks Circus Showdown 2014, Melbourne
Winners – Highly commended Circus & Physical Theatre Award 2014, Adelaide Fringe Festival

★★★★★ “Circus and acrobatic show perfect for families.” – Edinburgh Festival for Kids

★★★★★ “Brilliant stuff!” – The Edinburgh reporter

★★★★★ “Terrific Acrobats, wonderful clowns” – The Funny Tonne
“Three men took to the stage with wheelie bins, what happened next blew our minds.” – The Funny Tonne

★★★★★ “filled with hi-jinx, acrobatics dancing and juggling but where they really excel is their clowning around and slapstick humor.” – Ed Fest Mag

★★★★ “With a mixture of classic clowning, slapstick and acrobatics, this comedy circus is perfect for families.” – Fest (Edinburgh)

★★★★ “What kids and adult so readily enjoy is the adept, unadulterated mischief.” – The Times, UK

★★★★ “A show that barely pauses to catch its breath; a dynamic and fun show suitable for all the family” – Broadway Baby

★★★★ ½ “Skills you’d see during shows by Cirque du Soleil or Circus Oz, it’s like nothing I’ve previously seen.” – The Herald Sun

★★★★ “Dungeree’d Dummies from down under create an adventure playground out of dustbins.” – The Herald, Scotland


Conceived, created and produced by Dummies Corp.
Directed by Jamie Bretman and Clare Bartholomew
Performed by Jamie Bretman, Jack Coleman and Leigh Rhodes
Technical Manager Lilly Menear

Ticket €16 | Family of four €54

Running time 60 min | No Interval

Age recommendation Children aged 5+ and their families

Trigger Warnings Strobe lighting