Rub-a- dub-dub, The Dummies are back with some splish splashing circus set to drown you in tears of laughter. From the makers of hit show Trash Test Dummies comes a new production of oceanic proportions! Splash Test Dummies are here, ready to roll out their beach towels and spring into a brand new hour of circus-filled hilarity for the whole family. See a brilliant array of catch-your-breath stunt work, acrobatics, juggling and the side-splitting, slapstick comedy for which the dummies are famous. Join the Dummies and come diving from bathtubs to beaches in this new aquatic adventure!

Trash Test 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.

Venue Format
Technical Rating
C, The production can be modified to suit most venues
Touring Party

use of biodegradable glitter in show. (Company are proficient at clean up, please discuss) use of misty water spray in show. (Company are proficient at clean up, please discuss)

Jamie Bretman, Jack Coleman and Simon Wright are highly skilled circus performers who created Trash Test Dummies in 2013 and have been touring nationally and internationally ever since. They have performed for sell out crowds and have been critically acclaimed in Australia, Asia and Europe winning a host of awards including the coveted Best Children's Presentation at Adelaide Fringe Festival 2015. The company are firm favourites on the Edinburgh Fringe Festival program each year and continue to delight fans young and old with their trademark blend of circus, comedy and imagination. They have successfully toured Trash Test Dummies with arTour and now have their new show Splash Test Dummies which is an action-filled adventure ready to tour in 2018.

Praise for Trash Test Dummies: 'Circus and acrobatic show perfect for families' * (EdinburghFestivalFor ‘Adept, unadulterated mischief’ (Times)

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Unique Selling Point

The blend of physical comedy, circus and imaginative play give the show a unique wonder and charm. Like a Pixar film or an episode from Sesame Street, the show appeals on several levels with cultural references that resonate across generations. At the forefront of the show is the timeless and universal sense of fun and imaginative play.

Marketing Materials

Company has the following marketing resources:

  • website and print copy in varying lengths
  • poster artwork
  • double sided flyer artwork
  • portfolio of images
  • trailer
  • b-roll footage

publicity resources:

  • media release
  • media images

  • education pack is in development

Community Engagement

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.