The Listies Make Some Noise

Producer: Critical Stages Touring and The Listies
Writer: Matthew Kelly and Richard Higgins
Directed By: The Listies

Turn up the LOLS to 11 with Make Some Noise!, the brand-new musical comedy show by The Listies


An insane mixtape of silly songs, stupid sketches and crazy clowning!

For over a decade the award winning 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 a bunch of songs with the LOLs turned up to 11.

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!

The Listies’ Teleportaloo book series, published by Penguin, is available in all bad bookshops, and you can find these and their musical owl bums at

Short Reviews

★★★★★ Filled with side-splitting humour about musicians, funny musical props, and jokes about rodeos (and the occasional bum crack!), this show will make you laugh so much you may find tears in your eyes.
Perth Happenings
★★★★.5 The Listies – Make Some Noise! is the quintessential kid’s show. Every song is hilarious, every dance move on point, and every audience interaction lands.
Fourth Wall
Go indulge your inner child with a crazy hour of wonderfully silly and highly funny antics. They just know how to extract the laughs and their latest offering, Make Some Noise, conceived by the comical duo does not disappoint… Fabulously funny stuff.
Stage Whispers


Technical Information

Touring Party: 3
Bump-in Time: 4 hrs
Bump-out Time: 1 hrs
Interval: No


Company to Supply:

  • A touring version of the lighting design is currently under development
  • 1 x 4-way laser

Presenter to Supply:

  • A basic rig with half a dozen different states plotted on it will suffice. Company is flexible with lighting to a certain degree.
  • Minimum requirements:
    • 3 colour rear wash with the capacity for a chase (green, blue and red)
    • FOH wash
    • 1 x centre stage special
    • 4 x stage spots/specials for inflatables
  • Mirror ball
  • Haze or smoke machine
  • DMX from lasers (onstage) to ops desk

The lighting must be pre-rigged, patched, coloured and flashed out prior to company arrival.


Company to Supply:

  • 1 x Laptop for sound playback
  • 1x Electro Acoustic Ukulele
  • 1 x Base
  • 1 x Sampler

Presenter to Supply:

  • Minijack connection from company laptop to venue sound system
  • 2 x DI for the company Electro Acoustic Ukulele and Bass Guitar
  • FOH PA with minimum Left and Right outputs
  • 2 x foldback wedges onstage
  • 2 x wireless headset microphones
  • Back up mics should be available
  • 2 x wired vocal microphones
  • 2 x wireless vocal microphones
  • 4 x mic stands


Company to Supply:

  • Laptop for vision playback with QLab 4. (Same laptop used for audio playback)
  • 1 x 6k projector for rear projection

Presenter to Supply:

  • Appropriate power and mounting (as required) and DMX cabling for projector


Minimum Stage Dimensions

  • Width: 7 metres
  • Depth: 6 metres

Company to Supply:

  • 1 x projection screen built from light weight tubular aluminium
  • 4 x Inflatable tubes with fans
  • All musical instruments and props associated with the show

Presenter to Supply:

  • Masking – all black please
    • Smother as back wall
    • Wings relevant to size of space
    • Mid-stage tabs for larger venues to create smaller playing space
  • 1 x functional office chair on wheels, no arms
  • 2 x milk crates
  • 2 x trolley or road case on wheels
  • Access to stage from auditorium for audience members to come up onto the stage

Crew Notes

Please see the Tech Specs document linked to on this page for full crewing requirements.

Transport Notes

Production can travel in a 1-tonne van, and can travel by plane.

Audience & Marketing Notes

This will appeal to families with children aged 5+ who are looking for ways to introduce theatrical experiences into their child’s entertainment sphere.

As one of the leading producers of work for the Kidult market (kids with adults) they have an existing and expanding fanbase including consumers of their ABC programs, books, albums, and podcast.

Leverage their 5k+ strong mail list, excellent socials, and availability for PR, meet and greets, Q&A\’s and appearances to engage audiences.

Selling Points

  • These guys are HILARIOUS. One of the best things about going to see The Listies is that *everyone* will be laughing. With plenty of surprises, audience interaction, and a chance to join them on stage, there’s something to keep young ones engaged and parents rolling in the aisles.
  • Matt and Rich will be out after the show - meet them at the Poo Castle - to meet fans and sign merchandise. The Listies travel with books, dvds, and cds (owl-bums).
  • Colouring competitions for merchandise prizes are available.

Community Engagement

  • Post-show Artist Meet and Greet
  • Foyer Activation - The famous Listies Poo Castle travels with the production!




Venue Format

Theatre (Proscenium Arch), Black Box, Thrust, Studio


60 Minutes

Available Until (from - to)



Budget & Fees

What are these? Find out more.

In Development - work which will be produced and premiered in time for touring during 2022/2023. Please contact the Producer directly for Budgets and Fees.

Remount: $17,000

Weekly Sell Off: $13,495

Per Performance: $0

Royalties: 12%
Apra Obligations: N/A

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