Don’t Mess with the Dummies | BREC

Don’t Mess with the Dummies

Run Time 60 minutes
Ticket Price $20 +BF
Circus Workshop with The Dummies $10
BREC and Dummies Corp. Present Don’t Mess with the Dummies
View Sessions
17 March 2023
4:30 pm
18 March 2023
11:00 am
18 March 2023
4:00 pm
View Sessions

Winning Best Children’s Event award at the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2021, this is an extraordinary adventure you just can’t miss.

Lions and tigers and Dummies, oh my! Set up camp and stampede into the jungle for an outlandish, circus filled extravaganza that will leave you chuckling like a monkey and roaring for more.

These Dummies are on an expedition and you’re invited along for the ride.

Pack your bag, tie your shoes and get ready for side-splitting hilarity as the Dummies rumble in the jungle, swing through treetops and bash through the undergrowth. This “rambunctious rollick” (The Age) features a rockin’ soundtrack, unbelievable acrobatics, high-flying aerials, “top notch creative clowning” (The Wee Review Edinburgh) and famous Dummies’ frivolity.

This “inspirational all-female troop” (The Wee Review Edinburgh) of strong women, empower and educate young audiences to question gender stereotypes and societal expectations of gender.

The Dummies are masters of their art, crafting a production “done with skill, imagination and a real understanding of what kids love” (Edinburgh 49). Having delighted audiences in thirteen countries and counting, with five-star reviews across the board, this is a crazy adventure sure to “have the children (and adults) in stitches throughout” (One 4 Review Edinburgh)


Circus Workshop with The Dummies

FRIDAY 17 March 2023, 4.30-5.30pm
Ages 6+ | Beginners Welcome

A fantastic chance for your little balls of energy to try out circus with The Dummies learning some of the skills from their show and creating a strong connection between the performance, the artists and their own experience. Circus is a fantastic way to develop skills, fitness and build confidence and character while having physical fun.

This workshop puts emphasis on creative play and self-empowerment for participants to carry this imaginative embodied experience into their lives beyond the workshop. They will be guided through a warm up and skills circuit with balls, hoops and plates with trainers who are highly skilled, professional and passionate about their art.

There will also be the opportunity to find out more about CircusKids, our term time weekly classes at BREC for ages 7+ taught by Head Over Heels Acrobatics.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.


  If you experience any difficulties booking tickets, please contact our Box Office Team on 1300 661 272 – Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 10am to 4pm.

  ACCESSIBILITY For accessible bookings please contact our Box Office Team on 1300 661 272.

 The safety of our patrons, staff, and community remains our priority, and we’re working hard to ensure your safety while visiting BREC. For further information please refer to our COVID 19 Policy

  We continue to encourage online bookings and contactless payments at the bar.


A doorway to the arts that’s always open!

We want everyone to have the opportunity to see this show at BREC.

So here’s our offer. Through BREC Access we are making some seats available for those who need a good night out but who can’t manage full price at the moment and we invite those who can to ‘pay it forward’ and choose a higher price.

$10.00 OPEN – I need a good night out but the cost of living is starting to bite!
$25.00  ENTER – I need a good night out but can pay a bit more
$70.00  FLING – I want to pay it forward and fling open the doors for someone else

* Limited BREC Access Tickets available

Winner – Best Children’s Event Adelaide Fringe 2021
Winner – Best Children’s Presentation Weekly Award 2020


“The audience interaction runs strong in this rambunctious rollick through circus acrobatics and slapstick comedy”
The Age ★★★★

“It was Brilliant”
Edinburgh Festival for Kids ★★★★

“Done with skill, imagination and a real understanding of what kids love”
“All too often these sorts of shows are all-male or majority male. It was great for everyone in the audience to see three hilarious women doing it”
Edinburgh 49 ★★★★★

“Top notch creative clowning circus skills and crazed slapstick from this inspirational all-female troop” The Wee Review Edinburgh ★★★★★

“Comedy capers with incredible stunts”
Edinburgh Festival, The List ★★★★

“The crazy trio of fabulous circus performers have the children (and adults) in stitches throughout.”
One 4 Review Edinburgh ★★★★★