Umbilical Brothers

High energy physical humour

The Umbilical Brothers (David Collins and Shane Dundas) is one of the most surprising, humorous and entertaining shows to come out of Australia. Their unique fusion of physical skill and vocal ingenuity has intrigued audiences of all ages and from all walks of life - from tiny children to senior executives and even Royalty.

Using a high octane mix of tightly choreographed mime mayhem and live audio-acrobatics, The Umbilical Brothers create full-speed, mind bending adventures where anything can happen.

The Umbilical Brothers have performed in over 35 countries, from Hawaii to Tokyo, New York to Moscow with huge acclaim. Named as two of Entertainment Weekly's "100 Most Creative People In Entertainment", David and Shane have appeared on the David Letterman Show, Tonight Live with Jay Lenno, after James Brown at Woodstock '99 and before the Queen.

The Umbilical Brothers are in constant demand for corporate events around the globe and have performed for prestigious companies representing every industry sector, from financial services, automobiles and pharmaceuticals, to media and entertainment, computers, software and telecommunications. Everyone from Merrill Lynch to IBM.

Their stage shows, TV work and multi-platinum DVD's have won them applause and critical acclaim ranging from the internationally impressive to the entirely insignificant. Awards include two BAFTA's (one while working with Academy Award-winning Aardman Animations), an EMMY, a Logie (Australian Emmys) and a Helpmann (Australian Tonys) for Comedy Performers of the Year. They've also received an Edinburgh Critics' Choice Award, won the Australian Entertainment Industry's MO Award for Best Comedy Group five years running and, for their work with MTV, gained a Promax Award - whatever that is. 

Client testimonials

'Oh Boy' or 'Gosh' or just plain old 'Wow' - The Umbilical Brothers are home to live up to the hype... Sheer imaginative brilliance.

The Australian

Dazzlingly accurate, scorchingly physical and screamingly funny. Tom and Jerry directed by Tarantino.

London Observer

See the Umbilicals and learn that an imaginatively propelled human body has no limits.

The Herald, Scotland

Pure theatre and pure fun.

Time Magazine

Exquisitely crafted physical humour and sheer imaginative brilliance.

The Australian

It’s a delight for the eye, the ear and the spirit ... you’re left only to shake your head and marvel.

The New York Times