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 upCameron 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” showChris 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 *Tickets booked online or by phone incur a $6.80 fee per transaction.