The Dummies have been delighting audiences young and old with a nuanced blend of circus, comedy and imaginative play, creating shared and treasured experiences for families across Australia and around the world. Now, they're ready to take you on a new adventure.

The new show will be staring an all new superstar cast of incredible strong female circus artists from around Australia including; Shona Conacher, Maya tregonning, and Ellen Henry and the works will be directed by Jamie Bretman and Simon Wright. With artistic collaboration form circus director Jack Coleman.

The show goes into development in December and will debut at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2019. It is currently booked for a Victorian tour in July 2019 and will head over to Edinburgh For the Fringe Festival in August 2019.

Venue Format
Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue
Technical Rating
C, D, The production can be modified to suit most venues
Touring Party

Winners of the best Children’s presentation at the Adelaide fringe festival 2015, 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 2014, the Trash Test Dummies is a family friendly, circus comedy show like no other.

With rave reviews and sell out shows, This award winning, sidesplitting slapstick comedy routine takes the household wheelie bin to new heights, and delivers a dump truck full of hilarity!

Jamie Bretman, Jack Coleman and Simon Wright are highly skilled circus performers that can trash talk with the best of them, showcasing a stunning array of the highest jaw dropping acrobatics, juggling and stunt work, 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.

For audiences of all ages be prepared for a great time.

Company Website

Unique Selling Point

Our brand of show is very accessible and caters for a large cross section of the community including the deaf. It is a highly engaging and visual, great quality circus and physical theatre performance that encompasses impressive feats of strength and agility whilst being comical and touching. The show includes many pop culture references and is extremely easy for everyone to follow and relate to including audiences that might not otherwise engage in the arts.

Marketing Materials

Dummies Corp is a multi-award winning company

  • Winners of the best children's presentation award, Adelaide Fringe 2015
  • Winners of the Gasworks Circus showdown , Melbourne 2014
  • Nominee of the best circus show, Perth Fringe World 2015
  • Highly commended Circus and Physical theatre award, Adelaide Fringe 2014

We have built up our brand over the last 5 years and both of our dummies shows have outstanding success with marketing and publicity.

We will have a full EPK including, media release, pitch documents, marketing copy and images, production shots, poster and flyer design as well as a presenter pack.

Community Engagement

The way in which we engage with the community is we run a variety of interactive circus workshops, our approach emphasises accessibility, teamwork and positive interaction.

Company can offer two different types of workshops to local community whilst on tour, a clowning/slapstick focused workshop and a circus skills workshop.
Each workshop can cater for up to 30 participants ages 6+ and lasts for an hour. Participants don't need any prior ability and will leave having learnt some of the moves they have seen in the show, creating a strong connection between the performance, the artists and their own experience.

Both workshops, like the show, place great emphasis on creative play and empower participants to carry this imaginative embodied experience into their lives beyond the workshop. Workshops encourage individuality in creation, embodiment of skills and interpretation meaning that even once the company have left, participants can continue creation and play which encourages self sustaining creative communities.