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Splash Test Dummies

Dive into some serious circus fun with the Splash Test Dummies!

by Sharon Harrington

★★★★ 4 Stars for splash-tastic family fun

When three goofy men with cheeky glints in their eyes run out onto stage clad in skin tight lifesaving bathers to the sound of retro surfer music you know you are in for an hour of fun. And that’s just what the Splash Test Dummies deliver!

The theme of the Splash Test Dummies circus comedy show is all things aquatic. There’s an out of control game of giant beach volleyball, slow-mo Baywatch style lifesaving, synchronized swimming (unicycle style!) and an underwater shadow puppetry show to name just some of their crazy antics.

The kids in the audience loved this mischievous circus trio, who are hilariously clumsy one moment, then amazingly talented at acrobatics the next.

My little five and six year olds were giggling outrageously at the lifesavers clumsily slapping each other with their flagpoles and stripping down to their ridiculous stripy bathing suits to the sounds of 90’s classic “I’m Too Sexy”.

Amongst all the silly slapstick humour, there is loads of slick acrobatics and juggling. My littlest sat in awe watching one performer do a handstand while being held aloft by another performer. “HOW do they do that?!” she wondered aloud, amazed.

What really sets the trio apart is their audience interaction. The performers keep the audience engaged with knowing glances, comical quips, throwing a bad smell back and forth with the audience and including the crowd in an epic water pistol fight.

The soundtrack is upbeat and matches the action perfectly, with lots of retro classics for the parents to enjoy.

The Splash Test Dummies show has all the ingredients kids love: slapstick stunts, acrobatics, water play, occasional toilet humour and oodles of silliness! Check it out at the Garden of Unearthly Delights until March 20th.


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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Adelaide Fringe website.

What:   Splash Test Dummies

When:  Until 20 March 2022 

Where: The Garden of Unearthly Delights, Rundle Park, Cnr East Tce & Rundle Rd, Adelaide, SA, 5000

Who:     Family friendly, ideal age range 3 years to 12 years

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Image Source: Adelaide Fringe & https://www.dummiescorp.com/splash-test-dummies 


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