"Libby is smart, witty, sexy, vulnerable, cute, honest—the most charismatic host you could ask for on a musical learning journey about real pain—and real love, resilience and humour in the face of it." - Anna Jeavons, Mindshare
Speaker, performer, author
"A learning journey about real pain—and real love, resilience, and humour in the face of it."
Mindshare.org / 'Endo Days' review, Fringe 2021
"Endo Days is more than an evening of charming chronic illness comedy. It is a lifeline of advocacy for people struggling to manage their symptoms. If you or someone you know has endometriosis, this is the Fringe show you should be attending – not just for the laughs, but for the solidarity of knowing there are other people out there who share your experiences." - Phoebe Montgomery, Radio Adelaide
A performer since the age of four, Libby realised early her talents lay not in the dramatic, but in comedy, when she performed an entire 'pas de deux' solo at a ballet concert because her partner didn't turn up. Enjoying the laughs that received, she quickly turned her attention to being the class clown, and four decades later, she's still at it.
Having performed in a number of Fringe festivals, Libby writes and performs original cabaret productions with her husband Matt Trainor (The Dead Regulars), which are sometimes accompanied by a band of merry musicians featuring the likes of Dylby McCulloch (The Backyarders, Pimpin Horus, Thom Lion), Sam Jozeps (Pimpin Horus), and Phillip Parker (Libby's dad), and Laul McAleer (Juliette Seizure & the Tremor Dolls, The Dead Regulars).
Libby's 2020-2021 comedy cabaret about endometriosis was a singing support group that took the audience through the trials, tribulations, tips and tricks of living with a painful pelvis.
A journey of understanding
Entertaining, hilarious, emotional, witty cabaret. Thanks for taking me on a journey of understanding and education whilst also leaving me in fits of laughter - Sally H
Frank, honest and hilarious cabaret storytelling about life with endo. Loved it! - Cassie M
Strong singer, tight band, emotional resonance and made me laugh/cry - Jessica F
"Endo Days is a frank, often funny and honest memoir told in a narrative journalism style, with Libby’s own story as the central narrative, drawing on interviews with others with endometriosis (both women, men and non-binary), their partners – male and female, doctors and specialists, researchers and the wider endo community."
Libby can be heard guest as a regular on ABC Radio Adelaide and UK Talk Radio, and has a Monday morning breakfast show on Three D Radio 93.7.
Libby has made media appearances in The Advertiser, Sunday Mail, Channel 7, Channel 10, ABC TV, ABC News 24, The Guardian and Junkee.