Following a hugely successful Melbourne premiere, Australia’s internationally acclaimed circus comedy troupe, Dummies Corp, brings you a daringly delightful new spectacle for adults: Détectives in Cirque Noir.

Set in a by-gone era of cheap dames and dirty tricks, the all-new Détectives in Cirque Noir weaves acrobatic feats and hilarious physical comedy through an outrageous, slapstick whodunnit murder mystery, served with a dash of burlesque and a side of saucy tricks. This brand spanking new extravaganza will play Gluttony’s Ukiyo from 18 February – 20 March 2022. Tickets are on sale now via Adelaide Fringe.

Starring and co-created by the extraordinarily agile and comedically gifted performers Amy Nightingale-Olsen, Thomas McDonald, and Leigh Rhodes along with internationally renowned puppeteer David Splatt, these Détectives will take audiences on a high-speed adventure dodging villains and solving crimes.

In this homage to noir, the Détectives are on a top-priority mission: uncover the murderer, navigate the seductions of a femme fatale, and avoid bitter betrayal. Outright chaos ensues, with aerial adventures, thrilling car chases and even interrogations of suspicious looking audience members.

Détectives in Cirque Noir features an original score by multi-instrumentalist Mal Webb (The Adventures of Lano & Woodley), accompanied by David Splatt using nothing but a hand saw and violin bow.