From the prolific, internationally acclaimed Dummies Corp, comes a killer new circus comedy for adults, Dumtectives in Cirque Noir. Lacing Circus into the genre of ‘Film Noir,’ the world premiere show takes noir’s murder mystery tradition and flips it on its head with a slapstick kick.

Set in a by-gone era of cheap dames and dirty dicks, Dumtectives in Cirque Noir smashes together devilish, wow-worthy stunts with guns, fun, and innuendo. It’s got all the 1940s whodunnit cheek of Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, with an MA15+ rating.

Starring the multi award-winning, acrobatically-agile and comedically gifted performers Amy Nightingale-Olsen, Thomas McDonald and Leigh Rhodes, this brand spanking new extravaganza will play The Famous Spiegeltent from 6 – 18 April. Tickets are on sale now via www.artscentremelbourne.com.au

If current popular proclivities have anything to say, funny is sexy, and comedy is best served dark. Add extraordinary clowning, dynamite slapstick and tantalizing burlesque and you’ve got a night of entertainment that’s sure to blow out your gun barrel and leave your pants moist.

The Dumtectives are on a mission: uncover the murderer, navigate the seductions of a (marionette) femme fatale, and avoid bitter betrayal. Outright chaos ensues, with aerial adventures, knife juggling, thrilling car chases and even interrogations of suspicious looking audience members.

The wildly funny, uproarious spectacle is co-directed by Dummies Corp founder Jamie Bretman and seven-time Green Room nominee Clare Bartholomew, who has directed Dummies Corp shows to great acclaim.

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