Having enjoyed four years of sold-out, five star reviewed shows at Adelaide Fringe, Libby Trainor Parker decided it was time to get the show on the road so she’s bringing her hilarious show about endometriosis to Sydney.
Playing Red Rattler Theatre in Marrickville on October 6 and 7, Libby and her band The Jarmy Army are fighting chronic illness with the power of comedy and song.
The award-winning comedy cabaret aims to educate, empower and ‘endo-tain’ patients, supporters, health practitioners, and community surrounding the one in nine people with incurable pain condition endometriosis.
Fresh off the back of a trip to Brisbane where audiences are still buzzing about the show, Endo Days heads to Sydney as part of a book tour promoting Libby’s memoir of the same name which was released in August via Wakefield Press.
“Endo Days is such a fun show, which resonates with endo patients, as well as their partners, doctors, and supporters or anyone who loves storytelling and quality period puns,” Adelaide comic and health advocate Libby Trainor Parker says. “And the book tells the stories of patients, parents, partners and medical professionals from all over the country with my story as the central narrative so it’s really special to bring both to Sydney, a place where I spent a huge amount of time in my childhood, originally being from Canberra and my parents both Sydneysiders born and raised. My dad still lives in Sydney so he’s morally obligated to attend both shows and bring all of his friends.”
Endo Days is a moving, hilarious, educational and empowering show with original songs, with comedian and author Libby Trainor Parker telling jokes and stories backed by a four-piece band led by her husband Matthew Trainor.
Libby was diagnosed with endometriosis at the age of 36, which was 22 years after presenting with symptoms, and she has since dedicated her life to endo awareness through entertainment and education, having been a director on the board of Pelvic Pain Foundation Australia, worked with Australian Coalition for Endometriosis, administrator of Endo Support SA, and was co-creator and writer of PPEP Talk (Periods, Pain and Endometriosis Program), a state and federal funded education initiative developed in response to the National Action Plan for Endometriosis.
What: Endo Days – presented by Libby Trainor Parker
Where: Red Rattler Theatre
When: 6 & 7 October, 2023
What time: 6.30
Duration: 60 minutes
Rated: M15+ - This show is NOT suitable for children
Praise for Endo Days
★★★★1/2 "If only public health education campaigns were this good." The Advertiser
★★★★★ "One of the things that made this show so special was the absolute love and compassion that radiates from Libby to the entire audience" Glam Adelaide
★★★★★ "A must see for anyone with a uterus or knows someone with a uterus" Kids in Adelaide
WINNER Adelaide Fringe 2021 Weekly Cabaret Award