SPLASH TEST DUMMIES
Dummies Corp. presents
Splash Test Dummies Millmerran 2021
SUNDAY 4 JULY
PERFORMANCE 1pm - 2pm
WORKSHOP 3pm - 4pm
Millmerran Community and Cultural Centre
The award-winning circus troupe behind the critically acclaimed Trash Test Dummies are coming to Millmerran to make a bigger splash than ever with their sell-out highly commended production Splash Test Dummies!
The winners of Best Children’s Presentation at Adelaide Fringe Festival 2016 and 2015 have traded in their wheelie bins for an adventure of oceanic proportions. Tickets are on sale now:
$10 Adults - Children Free
Bookings are essential for performance AND workshop.
How to Book:
Visit or phone Millmerran Community Support Centre - 4695 1829 - to make your booking. Tickets will be available at the door. Payment at the door.
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The Dummies have won a slew of awards and received critical acclaim around the globe, including sell out seasons at Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s Underbelly, as well as touring USA, Hong Kong, South Korea, China, Ireland and the UK.
For the uninitiated, the Dummies are three extraordinary circus comedians – Jamie Bretman, Simon Wright and Jack Coleman. These highly skilled circus performers showcase a stunning array of the highest jaw dropping acrobatics, juggling and stunt work.
Directed by the acclaimed Claire Bartholomew who’s extensive directing and performance work has received no less than seven Green Room Award nominations, and one award in the Best Cabaret category. In addition to theatre-making, Claire is a renowned clown master-class teacher. She has worked as a Clown Doctor at Children's Hospitals in Melbourne and around Australia for 13 years and is also a Training Advisor for The Humour Foundation (Clown Doctors) nationally.
“We’ve enlisted Claire again since our last Adelaide Fringe season to help strengthen our storytelling and really nut out the kinks to bring an even greater show to take the audience on an aquatic adventure with us.
Armed with pool noodles, a giant beach ball and a huge bubble machine, expect to see Synchronised swimming on unicycles as the Dummies turn the theatre into beach volleyball, bathtub shenanigans and an underwater paradise. There are bubbles, water pistols and epic immersive action!
The success that this Australian circus trio has seen – at home and abroad – is remarkable. Jamie says a lot of it comes down to the approach the performers take with their audience.
“We blur the lines between the impossible and possible. If we can get even some of our audience members to run with the idea that anything is possible, we have achieved what we set out to do,” he says.
Full of laughs and plenty of surprises, this world-class troupe will display a brilliant array of catch-your-breath stunt work, acrobatics, juggling and the side splitting, slapstick comedy for which the dummies are famous. New to this production is the inclusion of unicycles, incredible magic tricks and inspiring puppetry.
Jamie, who also has a background as a youth worker, is passionate about using circus to improve the lives of young people across the country. He believes in encouraging imagination expansion through play, audience engagement and just being silly.
“We don’t talk down to kids, I’m a firm believer in this – It’s important to us to make the work excellent. We are constantly improving the show and giving kids permission to be involved (or not), but to trust us. It’s a really safe space and it’s really interactive.”
The performance runs for 60 minutes and is for audiences of all ages. Be prepared to have your funny bone well and truly tickled and your mind blown by what the human body is capable of.
“The Splash test Dummies are splash-stick comedy at it’s most raucous”
The Age ★★★★ ½
“The trio of clowns surprise and delight the adoring crowd”
Edinburgh Festival for Kids ★★★★★
The show is Baywatch meets the three stooges”