ICKYPEDIA by The Listies
After a completely sold out run in Melbourne’s Victorian Arts Centre, Australia’s favourite kidult comedians, The Listies, are bringing their best-smelling book Ickypedia: A Dictionary of Disgusting New Words to our stage! Ickypedia is a seriously silly show that answers all of life’s unimportant questions: How do you take a smellfie? What exactly are udderpants?* and what happens if you never-ever clean your room? With snot-monsters, bubble machines and toilet paper guns, it’s a mix of clowning, slapstick, and improvised chaos that the whole family will enjoy!
*Undies for cows
Richard Higgins and Matt Kelly are acclaimed kidult comedy duo The Listies. Forming in 2008 their show ‘More fun than a Wii’ went on to be the first kids show ever to be nominated for the prestigious Melbourne International Comedy Festival best show award (the Barry). Since then they’ve toured from the Sydney Opera House to South Korea, from Edinburgh to Malaysia, and all over Straya. The Listies book ‘Ickypedia’ was published by Penguin in 2015 (with its sequel ‘Ickyfoodia’ released in 2017). Recent live work includes ‘Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark’ (Sydney Theatre Company, directed by Declan Greene), ‘The Listies Ruin Xmas’ (Sydney Opera House, Malthouse Theatre) and ‘6D: Twice as Good as 3D’ (Melbourne Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe).
Stage and tour manager: Rebecca Etchell
Lighting Design: Richard Vabre
Sound: Russell Goldsmith and Andre Callaghan
Prop design: Yvette Turnbull
Tour production: Regional Arts Victoria
Company Producers: Selene Bateman and Vanessa Rouse
Photography: Andrew Wuttke
‘Ickypedia’ was produced by The Listies and was assisted by a grant from Creative Victoria, thanks go to the Victorian Arts Centre for the debut season.