Don't Mess with the Dummies

Children's Shows (circus, comedy)

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  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Following the global smash success of the multi award-winning Trash Test Dummies and critically acclaimed Splash Test Dummies, comes Dummies Corp's all-female circus sensation Don't Mess with the Dummies. Lions, tigers and Dummies, oh my! Set up camp and stampede into the jungle for an outlandish circus-filled extravaganza that will leave you chuckling like a monkey and roaring for more. This brand-new ensemble takes centre stage with an endearing blend of circus, comedy and character that will leave your heart on your sleeve and your jaw on the floor.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: There is ramp access to the front door. Then level access to front row seats. There are 14 steps if not taking the accessible entrance.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp, Level Access

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Louise Miller 92 days ago

This was good fun- you'll get most from it if you tune in quite quickly to what it is. It's not really a circus. There are acrobatics and tricks, plus lots of silly slapstick comedy which adults may or may not go for, but most kids definitely will. Lots of audience interaction and some good "gross-out" moments. In fact, although it's an all-woman show, most boys will enjoy this, as will girls who're not obsessed with all things fairy and Barbie. Bring a bit of cash to buy your child a souvenir spray can if you dare!

Suzannah Roberts 106 days ago

Brilliant show, very creative and entertaining, had my 4 year old in hysterics for almost the entire hour.

Anita Wizimirska 107 days ago

I was on a show with a three-year-old daughter. I think we both had a lot of fun. One of the better performances for children on which I was. My daughter wants to go again which means she was having a great time. A big dose of humor, great contact with the audience. Really good performance. I recommend to everyone.

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Edinburgh Festivals For Kids (4/5 stars) 90 days ago

There’s so much circus happening at the festival these days, that it can sometimes be hard to stand out from the crowd – but this trio of dynamic and comedic female performers do just that ! My mini reviewers said : “…I want to be like them when I grow up…”

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One4Review (4.5/5 stars) 93 days ago

The Australian Dummies Corp. is onto another winner with this all female ensemble in Don’t Mess with the Dummies. The crazy Trio consists of Ellen Henry, Maya Tregonning and Shona Conacher, who are all fabulous circus performers and have the … Read More...

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Primary Times Children's Choice Awards 99 days ago

They connect with the audience throughout by coming down off the stage and running around to interact, and get everyone to join in during different moments, and if you are lucky you might get picked to dance on the stage. They entertain throughout using slapstick humour, circus tricks and entertaining props.

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The Wee Review (5/5 stars) 102 days ago

Three young adventurers in a jungle attempt to set up camp with a tent, a map, a banana and some hula hoops (not the crispy kind) amid some incessant mozzies (midges perhaps now they are in Scotland!). Mayhem entails. This all-female ensemble, made up of Ellen Henry, Maya Tregonning and...

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The List (4/5 stars) 102 days ago

Comedy capers with incredible stunts...

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