A performer dressed as a granny sitting on a couch, holding a photo frame with a cup of tea on her head.
A performer dressd as a granny is sitting on a couch reading a magazine
A performer dressed as a granny walking across grass with walker frame in black gum boots


Circus • Comedy
Victoria • World Premiere

Dummies Corp presents ‘Sweetie’, a clever mix of physical & verbal comedy with a heartfelt undertone delivered through rich character work & sprinkled with world class circus & magic.

Starring Simon Wright (Dummies Corp) & Directed by Hayden Spencer (Cirque du Soleil), Sweetie addresses the deep loneliness that comes with aging & the complexities of caring for somebody with increasing memory loss. 

A thought-provoking circus show filled with The Dummies famous sharp-edged humour, Sweetie inspires Gen Z to connect with their olds & uncover the secret tricks, silly stunts & profound knowledge they hold through physical comedy & satire.

Turn up your hearing aid, stay up past 7, & cash in your pension! It’s time for one last hurrah with the most mischievous granny in the retirement village.

Presented by: Dummies Corp.

Dummies Corp are the Australian circus-comedy specialists, recognised for creations of quality that are intelligent, theatrical, inventive and resonate across generations. Their productions transcend language barriers and their unique brand of dum and delightful has created treasured experiences for audiences across the globe.

Founded by Jamie Bretman, Jack Coleman and Simon Wright, with their passion for sharing joy and laughter, the company has grown to feature a team of world-class circus comedy artists and have toured extensively since 2012 sharing their “adept, unadulterated mischief” (The Times) through a nuanced blend of circus, comedy and imaginative play.

Winners of the Best Children’s Presentation at Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2015, 2016, 2019 and 2021.