The Listies Launch at Victorian Children’s Week

The Listies, Australia’s undisputed Kings of Icky, partnered with The Song Room to celebrate Victorian Children’s Week at Deakin Edge on October 25. The special celebration launched a new ARTS:LIVE Drama Resource – The Listies Make a Scene in classic Listies style.

The performance featured over 200 children from five schools across Melbourne who came together to show-off their newly acquired artistic skills. The Listies brought their unique brand of absurdity to the stage as the MCs had the kids (along with their parents and teachers) roaring with laughter in between each school’s performance. The show closed with the Chair of The Song Room, Anthony Mackay, using a giant pair of scissors to cut masses of toilet paper in a shambolic, unconventional ribbon cutting ceremony which had the audience in hysterics, to officially launch the new ARTS:LIVE resource.


The Listies Make a Scene is a Drama Course that offers tips and tricks for creating a show from start to finish. Students get front row seats to watch Matt and Rich devise a plot through trial and error, develop suspense in their storyline and add plenty of gross and gory props along the way. This curriculum aligned resource is chock full of fun, educational videos and lesson plans for teachers, guiding primary school students on how to make a theatre show in their own lounge room.

ARTS:LIVE has been developed by The Song Room. It aims to advance learning outcomes across subject areas and to assist teachers to deliver quality arts learning in the classroom.

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