Three people acting as detectives
one male artist juggling bounce balls
three circus artists on a Lamp post

The Détectives in Cirque Noir

Circus • Clown
Victoria • SA Premiere

From the internationally acclaimed Dummies Corp, comes a killer circus comedy unlike you’ve ever seen. 

Set in a bygone era of cheap dames and dirty dicks this noir mystery is one you chumps won’t want to miss! Featuring a smooth blend of “ awe inspiring acrobatics” (The Age), shaken with “Charlie Chaplin-esque slapstick gold” (Timeout), a dash of burlesque and some high-flying aerial, this farcical cocktail makes for a delicious night out. “10/10 … for originality, execution and pure entertainment. ... it's just so darned clever” (Weekend Notes). 

“The Détectives in Cirque Noir is a ... hilarious, always-spectacular romp featuring three of Australia’s greatest clowns in a show that makes a mockery of Chandler and a hero of Buster Keaton."(Theatre Travels).

★★★★★ The AU Review 


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

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