AN unusual circus comedy act is headed to this year’s Joondalup Festival for the first time.
The Trash Test Dummies was named best children’s presentation at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2015 and 2016 and was runner up for the children’s choice award at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Now the three dexterous dummies will bring their show to the Joondalup city centre from April 5 to 7, combining stunt work, acrobatics and physical comedy, as well as intelligent innuendo to keep the adults amused.
There will also be music and dance and with a little imagination, household wheelie bins will become cars, hideaway trenches, chariots, rocket ships, musical instruments and circus equipment.
The Trash Test Dummies will perform at 5.30pm on the Friday, 4pm and 7.15pm on the Saturday, and 5pm on the Sunday.
Though they will be making their debut, an old favourite will return to the festival.
The Community Choral Project will feature more than 200 community members singing the hits of music icons including Eric Clapton, The Beatles, The Monkees and Crowded House.
This year’s production is directed by Matt Reuben James Ward and will perform in Central Park at 7pm on the Friday and Sunday.
The festival will also feature a range of other musical performances for all tastes including Freo garage pop outfit Spacey Jane, gypsy-tinged country folk The Steve Hensby Band, Perth singer/songwriter Timothy Nelson, the high energy Your Girl Pho, Young Robin who moves between fun rock, blissful indie and dance floor anthems, gypsy jazz trio Sinti Jazz, lap-slide specialist and blues songwriter Andrew Winton, and the a lively eight-piece The Bambuseae Sound System that will deliver a fresh mix of infectious blues riffs, funk, afrobeat, jazz and reggae.
Must see music:
Spacey Jane – Saturday, 8.20pm-9.10pm
The Steve Hensby Band – Friday, 6pm-6.30pm, 9.45pm-11pm
Timothy Nelson – Saturday, 5.10pm-6pm and Sunday, 6.10pm-7pm
Your Girl Pho – Saturday, 8.20pm-9pm –
Young Robin – Saturday, 7pm-8pm, 9pm-10pm
Sinti Jazz – Saturday, 5pm-6pm, 10pm-11pm and Sunday, 3pm-4pm
Andrew Winton – Sunday, 3pm-4pm, 5pm-6pm
The Bambuseae Sound System – Sunday, 5.30pm-6.30pm