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Trash Test Dummies


Riverside Theatre


05 October 2019

Event Type

Live Event

Riverside presents

This award-winning, slapstick comedy, circus routine takes the household wheelie bin to new heights, delivering a dump-truck full of hilarity!

Winners of the Best Children’s Presentation at the Adelaide Fringe Festival (2015 and 2016), 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.

Get ready for these dexterous dummies to take you on a journey into their playful imagination, where they invite them to take a fresh look at the humble household wheelie bin. A family friendly, circus comedy show like no other.

Suitable for ages 5+ and their families

FYI This production contains smoke haze

Dates & Times
Saturday 5 October 2019 at 12:30pm

Jack Coleman
Simon Wright
Jamie Bretman

Amy Nightingale-Olsen
Thomas McDonald
Leigh Rhodes

Lighting Designer
Christopher Payne

Clare Bartholomew

Ben Weinstein

★★★★★​ “Circus and acrobatic show perfect for families.” – Edinburgh Festival For Kids

★★★★★​ “Brilliant stuff!” – The Edinburgh Reporter​

★★★★★ “Terrific Acrobats, wonderful clowns…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 humour.” – Ed Fest Mag

★★★★ ½ “Skills you’d see during shows by Cirque du Soleil or Circus Oz, it’s like nothing I’ve previously seen.” – The Herald Sun

★★★★ “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

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


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60 minutes (No interval)

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