Splash Test Dummies

Rub-a-dub-dub, The Dummies are back with some splish splashing circus set to drown you in tears of laughter.

From the unstoppable Dummies Corp. comes an exciting production of oceanic proportions!

Rub-a-dub-dub, The Dummies are back with some splish splashing circus set to drown you in tears of laughter

Splash Test Dummies are here, ready to roll out their beach towels and spring into a 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 dive from bathtubs to beaches in this new aquatic adventure. “The trio of clowns surprise and delight the adoring crowd” families’ ★★★★★ (Edinburgh Festival For Kids). ‘

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 to 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 2019 and the West Australian Critics choice award 2020. 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.

“The show is Baywatch meets the Three Stooges” Adelaide advertiser ★★★★


Form and Style:

Form and Style: (Describe how the show is presented.)
It is a family friendly Circus show without and rigging. As the audience enters, the performers (dressed as lifeguards) are a interacting with the audience making them enter “between the flags’ and welcome them to the beach. As the show goes on there is beach volley ball with a giant ball that gets thrown into the audience. There is circus, splapstick, acrobatics, juggling, shadow puppetry and bubbles.
Community and Audience Engagement:
  • We have ongoing social media campaigns we use targeting specific audiences
  • In the past in regional and remote communities we have gone into the schools before the show and met the local kids and their families
  • We have 2 seperate workshops available. A circus skills workshop and a clowning and physical theatre workshop.
  • We always do a meet and greet with our audiences after the show and get photos.


Available Marketing:

Full EMK available that includes the following;

  • Promo Video
  • Full show video
  • Branded marketing images and logos
  • high quality production shots
  • Layered artwork to make posters and flyers
  • Short and long show copy
  • Company and performers biographies
  • Example media release
  • Awards, reviews and quotes




From Feb 2021 onwards


Children / Family, Circus, Comedy, Participatory / Interactive


7 - 12 and their families but it is suitable for 3+



Bump In

5 hours

Bump Out

1.5 hours


- Weekly Fee: $10,000
- Remount: $5,000
- Royalties: 8%
*Above fees do not include touring costs

Company Contacts

Jamie Bretman
0413 411 938

Company Website


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Venue Format

Proscenium Arch, Black Box, Thrust, community hall

Touring Party



First possible performance: after the 5 hour bump-in, the show is ready to go

Minimum break between shows: 1 hour

Minimum stage width: 7m

Minimum stage depth: 5m

Minimum stage height: 4m

Staging and Set Description: N/A

Lighting provided by the company: N/A

Lighting to be provided by the venue: Available on request

Audio provided by the company: Audio playback using QLAB

Audio to be provided by the venue: AUX input for laptop

No. of additional staff to be provided by the venue: x 1( we require one person who can program the lights and then our technician will operate both sound and lights

Dressing Rooms Required: Yes

 Other technical or performance notes: We travel with bubble machines