The Listies & Critical Stages Touring

(Rolling On The Floor Laughing)

Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 30 September - 01 October 2022
Category Spot On Children's Festival (Kids & Family)

Riverside Theatres Presents
The Listies & Critical Stages Touring
Written & Performed by Matthew Kelly & Richard Higgins as The Listies!

Back by Poopular demand! Join Rich and Matt for a comedy extravaganza jam packed with magically stupid stuff.

ROFL sees The Listies tackle the most terrifyingly tortuous family situation of all: BED TIME. Rich, the exhausted parental proxy, is trying to get an early night while his hapless, hopeless housemate, Matt, deploys every trick in the book to stay up late.

Featuring toilet paper cannons, a real life Cowasaurus, lullabies of doom, detachable legs, a panoply of puns, and possibly too many Aldi gags.

This show will have you Rolling On The Floor Laughing!

Gratuitous, ridiculous, hilarious, joyous and possibly hazardous, Rich and Matt are The Listies, Australia’s maestros of kidult comedy, a multi-award winning duo who win over
everyone who comes to see them with their insane, interactive, illogical and irreverent escapades.

As seen on ABC TV’s The Listies Work for Peanuts. The Listies’ Teleportaloo book series, published by Penguin, is available in all bad bookshops.

Suitable for ages 4+ and their families

Performance Warning
This production contains loud noises.

*Vacation Care Bookings available, this show is eligible for the school bookings initiative, 1 free teacher per 20 students.

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The Listies are Richard Higgins and Matthew Kelly, a comedy double act who are serious about being silly. They formed during the latest Ice Age (2008) to perform absurdist comedy to elderly people (i.e. 18+) but switched to full time kids comedy in 2011, and finding it to be a wondrous and rewarding sphere full of joy, never looked back (plus the hours are heaps better).

To date, they have claimed to have written nine-ish award-winning & critically acclaimed live shows, collaborated with most major theatre companies and festivals in Australia, toured 3 continents, recorded three albums, and published two books with Penguin – and they have 4 books on the way. Though we only have their word for it.

On Australian television you can see them on ABC with their show ’The Listies Work For Peanuts’, their music video ‘Wash Your Hands’ (with Zoe Coombs Marr and muso Ryan Ritchie) and occasionally in the background of outside weather broadcasts.

In 2019 they performed over 120 shows to tens of thousands of people all over Australia. Nearly all of them stayed awake and only some of them vomited. Recently, in what may have been an administrative error, they won the Edinburgh Festival’s ‘Primary Times award for Best Production for Children’.

In the past they have received a Sydney Theatre Award, ‘The HarperCollins Best Designed Children’s Fiction Book’, and the Best Independent show (Golden Gibbo Award) at Melbourne Comedy Festival, (and they are still the only kids act to have been nommed for the Comedy Festival’s ‘Best Show’ award).

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Dates and Times:

Friday 30 September 2022 at 2pm
Saturday 1 October 2022 at 11am
Saturday 1 October 2022 at 2pm


Approx. 1 hour

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Family Group 4+ $28
Family Group 4+ $31

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