Interview: Math Kelly from The Listies
The Listies Ruin Xmas / is a show with a mission: to make families
laugh as much as possible in 55 minutes.
Known 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.
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
‘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 that will leave everyone / with a cheeky grin.