Listies return

BONKERS: "Kidalt" comedy duo The Listies, featuring Matt Kelly and Richard Higgins, bring their new show ROFLSHALBOWCO to Geelong.

Young theatre goers might just wet themselves when “kidult” comedy duo The Listies comes to Geelong this month.

The pairing of Matt Kelly and Richard Higgins have performed their whacky shows to sold-out theatres and rave reviews across Australia and overseas.

The duo met at university in the early 2000s and began performing kids’ classics by the likes of Andy Griffiths and Roald Dahl together.

Their new show ROFLSHALBOWCO, an acronym for ‘rolling on the floor so hard a little bit of wee comes out’, will travel to Geelong for two performances at 12pm and 2.30pm on 16 March.

Audiences can expect a bonkers comedy extravaganza of epic proportions jam-packed with magically-stupid stuff, promoters said.

Their shows launch Geelong Performing Arts Centre’s Family Magic Program which continues in April with a stage adaptation of award-winning book The Gruffalo.

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in this musical show that has played to sell-out seasons around the world.

The Gruffalo features songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged three and older and their grown-ups.

In the July school holidays, Circus Trick Tease brings their show Children are Stinky to Geelong.

Still buzzing from another dream run at the Edinburgh Fringe with five-star reviews and sold-out shows, this show has captivated adults and children alike.

The Family Magic fun continues later this year with two pre-schooler productions, Spot, based on the books by Eric Hill, and Possum Magic, based on the book by Mem Fox and Julie Vivas.

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