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Trash Test Dummies – Melbourne Fringe


Tue 26 Sep 2017, 2:00pm–3:00pm
Wed 27 Sep 2017, 2:00pm–3:00pm
Thu 28 Sep 2017, 2:00pm–3:00pm
Fri 29 Sep 2017, 2:00pm–3:00pm
Sat 30 Sep 2017, 2:00pm–3:00pm

Where: Meat Market, 5 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $25.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Meat Market

Winners of the best children’s presentation at the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2016 and 2015, and runners up for children’s choice award 2016 the Trash Test Dummies are as full of laughs as their bins are full of surprises.

“Delightfully intelligent, highly entertaining.” - Herald Sun

Returning from a sell out season at the Edinburgh Fringe with rave reviews, this award winning, sidesplitting slapstick comedy routine takes the household wheelie bin to new heights, and delivers a dump-truck full of hilarity!

“Circus and acrobatic show perfect for families.” - Edinburgh Festival For Kids

Nominees for the 2015 Perth Fringe World Circus Award, and winners of the Gasworks Circus Showdown 2014, the Trash Test Dummies is a family friendly, circus comedy show like no other.

“Dungeree’d Dummies from down under create an adventure playground out of dustbins.” - The Herald Scotland

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.

“Three men took to the stage with their wheelie bins, what blew our minds.” - Funny Tonne.

Warning: Contains strobe lighting, haze effects


“Circus and acrobatic show perfect for families.” - Edinburgh Festival For Kids
“Brilliant stuff!.” - The Edinburgh Reporter
“Three men took to the stage with wheelie bins, what happened next blew our minds." - The Funny Tonne
“Filled with hi-jinx, acrobatics dancing and juggling but where they really excel is their clowning around and slapstick humor.” - Ed Fest Mag
“With a mixture of classic clowning, slapstick and acrobatics, this comedy circus is perfect for families.” - Fest (Edinburgh)
“What kids and adult so readily enjoy is the adept, unadulterated mischief.” - The Times, UK
“A show that barely pauses to catch its breath; a dynamic and fun show suitable for all the family” -
Broadway Baby
“Skills you’d see during shows by Cirque du Soleil or Circus Oz, it’s like nothing I’ve previously seen." - The Herald Sun

Performed by:
Isaac Salter, Thomas McDonald and Leigh Rhodes
Written and Directed by:
Simon Wright, Jack Colman and Jamie Bretman

As part of Emerald City in Melbourne Fringe 2017.