The Listies present
The Listies Ruin Xmas
Written & performed by Richard Higgins and Matt Kelly
Comedy for kids and their adults
The Listies Ruin Xmas is an uproarious take on the holiday panto. Its mission? To make families laugh as much as possible in 55 minutes.
This irreverent new production from irrepressible duo Rich and Matt (aka The Listies) does away with out-dated Christmas fodder for something worthy of modern, multicultural Australia. Jam packed full of the classy things kids love like pop-culture, poo jokes and vomit, The Listies know all the right buttons to push to make your kids – and you – shriek with laughter.
Bring the whole family to an interactive Christmas show that greets the holidays. Perfect end of year family amusement.
THE LISTIES RUIN XMAS ★★★★ The Sydney Morning Herald
Poo jokes and back-up belchers. Bubble machines and fake snow. Antic visual comedy and gleefully absurd repartee. In this perfect end-of-year family amusement, there isn’t much in the laughter department The Listies don’t have wrapped up. Cameron Woodhead – The Age
In the domain of children’s theatre, The Listies are masters of audience participation that mainly involves kids and parents excitedly chucking stuff at these relentlessly cheerful performers. Kate Herbert – The Herald Sun
From the very start of The Listies Ruin Christmas, the kids and I were in hysterics. There were moments when I was laughing so hard I had to cross my legs and hold my tummy. The Kids Bucketlist
Like the paper crowns issued at the theatre door, one size really does fit all in this excellent “kidult” show. Chris Boyd – The Australian
The Listies are guaranteed to give kids and adults alike a theatre outing they won’t soon forget. Arts Review
2015 Nominated Best Ensemble Green Room Awards
2013 Best Production for Children, Sydney Theatre Awards
2011 Best Children’s show BBC Scotland – Edinburgh Fringe
2010 Nominated “Best Show”, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2009 Golden Gibbo Award, Melbourne International Comedy Festival
2008 Melbourne Fringe Best Emerging Producers
The Listies Ruin Xmas
Written & performed by Richard Higgins & Matt Kelly
Venue Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, 32 Burelli St Wollongong
Date Friday 23 December 1 DAY ONLY
Performance times 1pm & 4pm
Running time Approx. 55 min (no interval)
Recommended for Ages 5 – 110
Tickets ALL TICKETS $29*
Call the Box Office on (02) 4224 5999 or visit www.merrigong.com.au. *Tickets booked online or by phone incur a $6.80 fee per transaction.