Dummies Corp presents the ADELAIDE PREMIERE of Detectives at Cirque Noir
After a hugely successful premiere in Melbourne, internationally acclaimed Australian circus comedy troupe, Dummies Corp, brings you a daring and delicious new show for adults: Detectives in Cirque Noir.
Set in a bygone era of cheap ladies and dirty tricks, the all-new Cirque Noir Detectives weaves acrobatic exploits and hilarious physical comedy through an outrageous, slapstick murder mystery, served with a dash of slapstick and a side of sassy tricks. This all-new extravaganza will play Gluttony’s Ukiyo from February 18 to March 20, 2022.
Tickets are on sale now through Adelaide Fringe. Starring and co-created by the extraordinarily agile and gifted comedic performers Amy Nightingale-Olsen, Thomas McDonald and Leigh Rhodes as well as internationally acclaimed puppeteer David Splatt, these detectives will take audiences on a high-speed dodging adventure. the bad guys and solving crimes.
In this tribute to the dark, the Detectives have a priority mission: to discover the murderer, navigate the seductions of a femme fatale and avoid a bitter betrayal. Real mayhem ensues, with aerial adventures, thrilling car chases and even questioning of suspicious bystanders. Détectives du Cirque Noir features an original score by multi-instrumentalist Mal Webb (The Adventures of Lano & Woodley), accompanied by David Splatt using only a handsaw and a violin bow. Splatt shot to fame when his unusual talent landed him on the Australia’s Got Talent Grand Final, capturing audiences with his dazzling display of weird and wonderful music. He is also one of Australia’s few master puppeteers, having trained and worked alongside some of Europe’s greatest masters.
This show is co-directed by Dummies Corp founder Jamie Bretman and seven-time Green Room nominee Clare Bartholomew. Since 2012, Jamie has made Dummies Corp Australia’s leading producer of circus comedy with constant tours across Australia and the world, winning a host of awards along the way. “We had an outrageous pleasure dreaming up this show. We couldn’t be more delighted to bring Detectives to Adelaide for the first time,” says Jamie.
Dummies Corp enjoyed global success with sold-out seasons at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Underbelly, as well as tours of the US, Hong Kong, South Korea, China, Ireland and the UK with Trash Test Dummies, Splash Test Dummies and the all-female troupe Don’t Mess with Dummies. The company was awarded Best Children’s Presentation at Adelaide Fringe Festival 2015, 2016, 2019 and 2021, Best Circus for Perth Fringe World 2015, Best Children’s Show Melbourne Fringe 2017 and Children’s Choice Award at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016.
Ukiyo a la Gourmandise
Rymill Park / Murlawirrapurka
Cnr East Tce & Rundle Rd, Adelaide, SA, 5000
February 18 – March 20, 2022
8:40 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday