Libby Trainor Parker owns a new venue in Adelaide
Adelaide comedy cabaret couple Libby Trainor Parker and Matthew Trainor are doing way too much this Fringe season, but what’s new?
Well, let us tell you what’s new! Our venue, Prompt Creative Centre, which opened in late 2022 on Pirie Street is new, and it’s going to be jam-packed with shows this festival season.
“We love our new digs on Pirie Street where we can continue to offer co-working to our creative community as well as run our incubator program for artists, Vaulting Ambitions, which is a partnership between us and City of Adelaide,” Libby says. “Add to that the fabulous line up of funny, poignant, weird, wonderful, filthy, delightful shows we have for Fringe, and we are truly hitting the ground running!”
Situated two doors down from the giant sandpit that was once a beach volleyball court, Prompt Creative Centre is the new venture from the team who ran Vault 134 out of the old NAB on Hutt Street before it was taken over by a handsome cycle store.
Lovers of live music, comedy, cabaret, and anything artsy, Libby and Matt have knocked down a wall between two shops, put up some curtains, chucked in a stage (thanks to the State Government’s Live and Local Grant) and set up a bar to offer a brand, spanking new space for creatives to play.
And to celebrate, they are hosting a whopping sixty-three performances over the 2023 Fringe season, featuring an exciting mix of theatre, music, comedy, magic, improv and storytelling.
Star of SBS program Chopsticks or Fork? Jennifer Wong will present her new show Jennifer Wong Has No Peripheral Vision, RAW Comedy finalist Jacob Jackman will perform his hilarious, absurdist comedy special Soup of the Day, Fool for a Lifetime, Abril Latrene is treating us to The Big D (a show about disco, drinking and drag of course), local multi-instrumentalist Pearl Tizzie presents a tribute to Amanda Palmer, Adelaide’s own (by way of Scotland) award winning magician Kevin Kopfstein pulls Madness, Mayhem and Miracles out of his hat; and even have a show telling the story of the mysterious dancing plague of 1518 that forced the people of Strasbourg to dance themselves to death, which is aptly named, The Dancing Plague.
Prompt also has local improv troupes On The Fly and Tenuous Link performing their popular, unscripted, spontaneous shows, Maestro and Dropped In It, respectively; Best of Adelaide Comedy: The Clean Edition will be popular with families and those wanting some wholesome hilarity, and to counteract that, international touring comedian Anna Beros brings her NSFW Creampie Curious to the Prompt Stage, Nick and Tom treat us to the hilarity of Real Estate Agents, and Claudia Callisto, The Good Italian Girl presents her sell-out smash hit Italian Love is a Battlefield.
Prompt will also have lucky dip nights in the third week of Fringe where the bar will be open and anything could happen.
Phew! What a lineup!
Libby and Matt will work with a local team to run the venue at the same time as they perform their own shows for the first two weeks of Fringe: Endo Days, the award-winning comedy cabaret about endometriosis, and their brand new show about their hilarious experiences as teachers, Extra Curricular, which will both play at Gluttony.
You can view the whole Prompt Creative Centre Fringe program HERE