BOOK TICKETS Cirque Noir National Circus festival, Mullumbimby, NSW  
Sep 20, 2021 – 
Sep 26, 2021
BOOK TICKETS Dont Mess With The Dummies Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne, VIC  
Sep 30, 2021 – 
Oct 03, 2021
BOOK TICKETS Cirque Noir Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne, VIC  
Oct 07, 2021 – 
Oct 10, 2021
BOOK TICKETS Cirque Noir National Circus festival, Mullumbimby, NSW  
Sep 20, 2021 – 
Sep 26, 2021
BOOK TICKETS Dont Mess With The Dummies Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne, VIC  
Sep 30, 2021 – 
Oct 03, 2021
BOOK TICKETS Cirque Noir Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne, VIC  
Oct 07, 2021 – 
Oct 10, 2021
Team popping out of wheely bin
Cast in water ring
Don't mess with the dummies
Dumtectives Cast

Dummies Corp.

Ringleaders of the dum and delightful

WHo Are We?

Dummies Corp are the Australian circus-comedy specialists, recognised for creations of quality that are intelligent, theatrical, inventive and resonate across generations. Their productions transcend language barriers and their unique brand of dum and delightful has created treasured experiences for audiences across the globe.

Dummies Corp was founded by Jamie Bretman, Jack Coleman and Simon Wright. With their passion for sharing joy and laughter, the company has grown to feature a team of world-class circus comedy artists.

Dummies Corp have toured extensively since 2012, sharing their “adept, unadulterated mischief” (The Times) through a nuanced blend of circus, comedy and imaginative play. In 2021 the company extended their appeal beyond the family market with a new production for adults hailed as a “creative triumph” (The Au Review).

Winners of the Best Children’s Presentation at Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2015, 2016, 2019 and 2021 along with the highly coveted Children’s Choice Award (Runner Up) at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, Dummies Corp productions have been praised by critics and audiences alike, and been seen on the stages of Sydney Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, London Wonderground, Kaifeng Clowning World Festival and Shanghai International Comedy Festival, across Australia and in Europe, UK, South-East Asia and the USA.


Best Children's Presentation Award

Adelaide Fringe Festival
2021
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The Western Austrailian Critics Choice

Perth Fringe World Festival
2020
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Best Childrens Presentation

Adelaide Fringe Festival
2019
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Best Kids Show

Melbourne Fringe
2017
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Best Childrens Presentation

Adelaide Fringe Festival
2016
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Childrens Choice Award

Edinburgh Festival Fringe
2016
Runner up
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Best Childrens Presentation

Adelaide Fringe Festival
2015
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Circus Award

Perth Fringe World
2015
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Circus Showdown

Melbourne Gasworks
2014
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Circus & Physical Theatre Award

Adelaide Fringe Festival
2014
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Best Children's Presentation Award

Adelaide Fringe Festival
2021
Winners
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The Western Austrailian Critics Choice

Perth Fringe World Festival
2020
Winners
Award LaurelAward Laurel

Best Childrens Presentation

Adelaide Fringe Festival
2019
Winners
Award LaurelAward Laurel

Best Kids Show

Melbourne Fringe
2017
Winners
Award LaurelAward Laurel

Best Childrens Presentation

Adelaide Fringe Festival
2016
Winners
Award LaurelAward Laurel

Childrens Choice Award

Edinburgh Festival Fringe
2016
Runner up
Award LaurelAward Laurel

Best Childrens Presentation

Adelaide Fringe Festival
2015
Winners
Award LaurelAward Laurel

Circus Award

Perth Fringe World
2015
Winners
Award LaurelAward Laurel

Circus Showdown

Melbourne Gasworks
2014
Winners
Award LaurelAward Laurel

Circus & Physical Theatre Award

Adelaide Fringe Festival
2014
Winners
Award LaurelAward Laurel
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“Circus and acrobatic show perfect for families.”

Edinburgh Festival For Kids

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“The trio of clowns surprise and delight the adoring crowds' families”

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“This show has everything and is just plain joyous”

The list UK

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“Done with skill, imagination and a real understanding of what kids love”

Edinburgh 49

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“Three men took to the stage with their wheelie bins, what happened next blew our minds”

The Funny Tonne

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“The crazy trio of fabulous circus performers have the children (and adults) in stitches throughout.”

One 4 Review Edinburgh

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“All too often these sorts of shows are all-male or majority male. It was great for everyone in the audience to see three hilarious women doing it”

Edinburgh 49

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“An hour of pure thrilling entertainment”

Sunday Mail Edinburgh

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“Top notch creative clowning circus skills and crazed slapstick from this inspirational all-female troop”

The Wee Review Edinburgh

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“A joy to experience”

Theatre People

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“The Splash Test Dummies are splash-stick comedy at its most raucous”

The Age

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“Circus and acrobatic show perfect for families”

Edinburgh Festival For Kids

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“Delightfully intelligent, highly entertaining”

Herald Sun

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

The Herald Sun