The Listies: Make Some Noise!

Next date: Thursday, 18 July 2024 | 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM


- Presented by Performance Arts Culture Cessnock - 

Turn up the LOLS to 11 with Make Some Noise!, the brand-new musical comedy show by The Listies, Australia’s favourite kids comedians!

For over a decade, award-winning duo The Listies have toured the world doing shows for literally gazillions of kidults (that’s kids and their adults). Now it’s your turn. 

Make Some Noise! is a comedy concert for humans aged 4 - 400. Join the maestros of mirth, Rich and Matt, as they belt out an insane mixtape of silly songs, stupid sketches and crazy clowning.

Will they be in tune? Almost.
In time? Not quite.
In order? Definitely.
Can Rich dance? Let’s find out.

It’s a party for your ears and both of them are invited! Hilarious, fabulous fun for the whole family!

Some sudden loud noises, lasers, smoke effects and Dad’s dancing.

Get ready for The Listies show by watching their YouTube, listening to their albums on Spotify, or grab a copy of their books, Teleportaloo and The Big No. 2




“If your kids have never been to the theatre before, do them a favour and make this their first experience. It’s something they will never forget.” 
- The Scotsman

“If the Wiggles are The Eagles then The Listies are the Sex Pistols”
- Dave O’Neil, The Age

“Nobody else does Kids comedy this brilliantly, what’s more astounding is that adults have just as much fun.”
- The Age

“The Listies know all the right buttons to push to make children shriek with laughter”
- The Guardian


About The Listies

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, and have 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 three continents, recorded four albums, and published two books with Penguin - and they have four books on the way. Though we only have their word for it. Oh, and their podcast has over 150,000 downloads but most of them are Matt’s Dad trying to work out how to use the internet.

On Australian television you can see them on ABC with their shows Art Blast, What’s With The Listies, The Listies Work For Peanuts, and occasionally in the background of outside weather broadcasts. They performed over 120 shows a year to tens of thousands of people all over Australia and the UK. Nearly all of them stayed awake and only some of them vomited. Recently, in what may have beean administrative error, they won the Best Children’s Show at the Melbourne Fringe Festival.

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 International Comedy Festival, (and they are still the only kids act to have been nommed for the Comedy Festival’s Best Show award).

For more information, visit their website or follow them on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.


  • Thursday, 18 July 2024 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Thursday, 18 July 2024 | 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
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