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Adelaide cabaret couple deliver a lesson in hilarity for teachers at Adelaide Cabaret Fringe

After smash hit, sold out Adelaide Fringe seasons in 2023 and 2024, Extra Curricular – a comedy cabaret by teachers for teachers – is calling an assembly for Cabaret Fringe and inviting all teachers to attend.

Selling out every single show of their 2024 Adelaide Fringe season, this show has been called “Fringe cabaret at its absolute best” (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Kids in Adelaide), “A must-see for teachers as well as anyone who has worked in an office” (⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 Glam Adelaide), and “Wildly relatable for teachers and parents alike, Extra Curricular will have you giggling like school children all the way to sports day” (⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 HifiWay Pop Chronicles).

Created by Adelaide arts and music stalwarts (and qualified teachers) Libby Trainor Parker and Matthew Trainor, the dynamic duo have four decades of experience with marking, planning, yard duties, sports days and staff meetings and they have compiled it all in a silly cabaret show celebrating the very career that brought them together in the first place.

“Matt and I met while we were teaching and we quickly learned we enjoyed writing funny songs together, which led us to performing concerts to our cats in the loungeroom before we played our first comedy cabaret on stage at Adelaide Fringe in 2014. We caught the bug and have been writing shows together ever since,” Libby says.

Winners of Best Cabaret weekly award for Endo Days, their smash hit show about endometriosis, Libby & Matt have toured all over the country with their special brand of empowering, educational comedy cabaret with no signs of stopping any time soon.

This encore performance of Extra Curricular will play for two nights only at the musical married couple’s own venue on Pirie Street, Prompt Creative Centre.

“We had such a blast doing this show at Fringe and around the country, and we are looking forward to getting it back on the stage halfway through Term 2, which is the perfect time to take in some comedy cabaret disguised as professional development,” Libby says. “We love celebrating teachers and seeing them let their hair down and this show pokes fun at our profession, featuring music that will get you dancing and singing along.”

Covering everything from parent teacher interviews to staffroom politics, sports days to PD sessions, nothing is off limits and everything is delivered with a healthy dose of humour and appreciation for our unsung heroes.

With original songs written by Libby and Matt accompanied by The Staff Band (Dylby McCullough and Tina Donaldson), Extra Curricular is a fast paced, ridiculous romp that celebrates the people who shape the minds of the future. Enrol now!

PD certificates provided*
*may not actually count for teacher registration hours.

Extra Curricular at Prompt Creative Centre
Friday 24 May and Friday 31 May
6 – 7pm
Prompt Creative Centre 8/205 Pirie Street Kaurna Land

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