top of page

Libby Trainor Parker takes Endo Days to SA wine country



Chronically comical, award-winning cabaret heads to

Barossa Valley for some incurable fun


An empowering, educational and downright endo-taining comedy cabaret about endometriosis is heading to Lyndoch institute on 27 July for one night only.


Endometriosis is a chronic, incurable pain condition affecting one in seven women (and those assigned female at birth), and it is no laughing matter… but Adelaide comedian and author Libby Trainor Parker and her four-piece band The Jarmy Army will give it a (gentle) nudge!


Having enjoyed four sold-out seasons at Adelaide Fringe with five-star reviews, Endo Days has hit the road as part of a book tour promoting Libby’s memoir of the same name published by Wakefield Press in 2023.


Supported by a grant from Inspiring South Australia, Endo Days will play as part of a regional tour but this time, features an ‘Endo Expo’ where patients, makers and providers of goods and services for people with chronic illness can network, learn and connect.


 “Barossa Valley is the last stop on our regional tour of South Australia. I’ve always wanted to bring it up north, so it feels like the right time and place for a meetup of endo friendos. And it’s shaping up to be a beautiful event because we have already sold 50 per cent of our tickets!” Libby says.


“It’s going to be a fabulous time. We’ve hired Lyndoch Institute and we’ve reunited our original cast for the show. We’ve also put together an expo so ‘endo friendos’ and their supporters can connect, learn and support each other before and after the show.


“We would love to have the involvement of any local practitioners like pelvic physios, pain specialists, allied health, or anyone who makes products for endo patients, like wheatbags, clothing, jewellery or anything they’d like to share with our supportive community to show we’ve got their backs,” Libby says.


Endo Days is not just for people with endo, of course! It’s a hilarious cabaret that resonates with anyone who has a uterus, knows someone with a uterus, or has experienced pain, frustrations with diagnosis or who just enjoys original music and a good laugh.


“We are so fortunate to have support of Inspiring South Australia to take this important and empowering show to regional South Australia,” Libby says. “Audiences in Mount Gambier and Mount Barker have loved it and we’ve met so many wonderful people who have really connected with the music, storytelling and humour of of the show and we can't wait to visit beautiful Barossa Valley to endo-tain our endo friendos there!”

 

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.


Endo Days is on tour in regional South Australia thanks to sponsorship from Inspiring South Australia.

 

What: Endo Days

Where: Lyndoch Institute

When: 27 July 2024

What time: Doors open 5.45 for 6.15pm show

Duration: 60 minutes (with Endo Expo wandering before and after)

MA15+ 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

3 views0 comments

Comments


bottom of page