The Listies Ruin Xmas

Malthouse Theatre The Listies Ruin XmasKnown for their gross-out comedy, DIY props and hilarious onstage antics, The Listies are guaranteed to give kids and adults alike a theatre outing they won’t soon forget in The Listies Ruin Xmas at the Malthouse Theatre from 25 November 2015

The irrepressible comedy duo features Richard Higgins and Matthew Kelly, who bring their unique brand of juvenile humour to the much-loved and well-respected genre of the Christmas pantomime.

“This hilarious pair of anarchists will throw away the out-dated clichés of the Christmas panto and replace it with an outragreous and very contemporary type of theatrical madness,” said Matthew Lutton, Artistic Director of Malthouse Theatre.

A double act in the mode of Morecambe and Wise, Rich is the sensible one and Matt his naughty, childlike foil. While adults will also be in for a treat, The Listies Ruin Xmas will be chock-full of all the classy things kids love like poo jokes, vomit and interactive mayhem.

“Theatre isn’t just an experience for adults; the adrenaline and anarchy of theatre is for everyone,” said Lutton. “No one can time a poo joke better than The Listies.”

This wickedly funny production avoids the usual corny clichés by treating the whole family to a uniquely Malthouse Theatre holiday experience, making families laugh as much as possible in 55 minutes, that will leave everyone / with a cheeky grin.

Devised by / Performers: Richard Higgins & Matthew Kelly  Set & Costume Design Consultant: Marg Howell

The Listies Ruin Xmas
Beckett Theatre – The Coopers Malthouse, 113 Sturt Street, Southbank
Season: 27 November – 13 December 2015 (previews: 25 & 26 November)
Bookings: (03) 9685 5111 or online at:

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Image: Richard Higgins & Matthew Kelly photo by Andrew Gough / treatment – The Sisters Hayes