ICKYPEDIA TECHNICAL NOTES

ICKYPEDIA

The Listies, best-smelling, award winning book ‘ICKYPEDIA: A Dictionary of Disgusting New Words’ is now on the stage! ICKYPEDIA is a seriously silly show that answers all of life’s important questions, like: how do you take a SMELLFIE? What does POOETRY sound like? Who is the world’s worst chef? What is a HOOTENGRANNY? And how does one avoid a FARTQUAKE? Anarchic, spontaneous and astoundingly funny ICKYPEDIA uneducates and delights audiences everywhere it goes! (Rated D for Disgusting.)

Performance Information

Duration

60 mins

Interval

No

Max Performances
(Per Week)

8

Min Break
(Between Performances)

120 minutes

Audience Development

Included in the purchase of this production is a vibrant, engaging marketing package that is designed to be easily tailored by venues to suit their house styles (see video clip and poster examples).  ICKYPEDIA LIVE has 8 short comedy video clips professionally produced by Penguin Books that can be shared on social media.  Closer to launch the company will produce more videos and images to promote the tour. The book has already sold over 10000 copies in Australia. The company maintains an on-going conversation with their audience members and fans through e-newsletters (4000 plus email list) and social media (2600 likes on Facebook and 1500 Instagram followers)

Personnel

The touring party consists of 3 people. 2 cast and 1 technician.

Marketing Information

Media Reviews

Selected reviews of The Listies previous work:

“Very, very, very funny” The Scotsman (UK)

“This manic Australian double act know all the right buttons to push to make children shriek with laughter” The Guardian 

"If the Wiggles are the Eagles then The Listies are the Sex Pistols” The Age

“Nobody does comedy for kids this brilliantly”★★★★½ Sydney Morning Herald.

“The Listies are a comedy duo who have made a very successful career out of appealing to, well not only the little kid in all of us, but the grubby, grubby little kid in all of us” Virginia Trioli, ABC News Breakfast.

"Funny as any comedy show you could hope to see ... The pair work with energy and skill to keep everything under control, whilst maintaining an illusion of free-wheeling madness that kids of all ages will absolutely adore" ★★★★★ Fest Mag (UK)

★★★★★ TIME OUT ★★★★★ THREE WEEKS ★★★★★ FRINGE REVIEW  ★★★★★ BROADWAY BABY ★★★★★ FEST ★★★★½The AGE ★★★★SBS ★★★★Herald Sun

Awards and Nominations for the company:

2016     Winner 'The HarperCollins Best Designed Children’s Fiction Book'

2015     Nominated 'Best Ensemble' Green Room Awards

2013     Winner 'Best Production for Children', Sydney Theatre Awards

2010     Nominated 'Best Show' ("The Barry") Melbourne Comedy Festival

2010     Nominated 'Best Emerging Comedians' Adelaide Fringe

2009     Winner Golden Gibbo Award, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2008     Winner Melbourne Fringe Best Emerging Producers

Technical Information

Theatre Formats:

Versatile, Proscenium Arch, Black Box, Thrust

Total bump-in time:

4 hours

First Possible Performance:

5 hours after arrival at venue

Total bump-out time:

2 hours

Lighting Requirements

Show can be made to fit standard RIG with minor adjustments and the addition of 4 specials.(Lighting operator to follow SM show call)

Sound Requirements

2 x Good quality radio headset mics

1 x hand held radio micro

Sound tech to sound check mikes

Producer Supplies Sound

Sampler and laptop with qlab

Staging

Staging Requirements:

Audience access to the stage.
On stage power for leaf blowers.
The show features some wet mess that is cleaned up in show and at the end by SM.

Min. stage width

6 metres

Min. stage depth

4 metres

Min. stage height

3 metres

Min. wing space

1 metres

Set

Elements assembled by cast and SM upon arrival.

Fly system required?

No

Orchestra Pit Required

No

Effects Requirements

No

Other Requirements

Smoke machine, mirror ball, and coloured chase.

Wardrobe Requirements

Washing machine appreciated

Other

APRA Licence Detail

Forthcoming

Risk Assessment

Yes

Worldwide Public Liability Insurance

Yes

Freight Notes

Flyable set and props with some excess baggage.

Freight Vehicle for airport pickup: Large car/van

Crewing Requirements

Bump in crew: 1 sound tech and 1 mech minimum.

Production history

Australian tour 2017-2018

Victorian Arts Centre

DAREBIN ARTS CENTRE,

KYNETON TOWN HALL,  

SHEPPARTON EASTBANK, 

WANGARATTA PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, 

PARKDALE SHIRLEY BURKE THEATRE, 

GEELONG PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE,

WODONGA THE CUBE, 

QUEANBEYAN ARTS CENTRE, 

Tenterfield Sir Henry Parkes School of Arts,

QUIRNDI Royal Theatre, 

Gunnedah Civic Theatre,

LOgan entertainment centre,

Bundaberg Regional Council Theatre

FRANKSTON Arts Centre,

MOONEE PONDS Clocktower centre

WILLIAMSTOWN TOWN HALL,

ALBERT park GASWORKS ART PARK,

HAWTHORN Arts Centre,

GERALDTON Queens Park theatre,

MANDURAH performing arts CENTRE,

Port hedland Matt Dann Theatre,