Flamboyant mainstays of the Edinburgh Fringe each year, the Lady Boys are currently touring with their brand new show, Who Runs the World! It’s a cabaret show like no other cabaret performed by glamorous showgirls like no other showgirls – all are male Thai nationals (apart from Trever who is from Lancashire).
The entertainment never lets up as the seductiveness of Hollywood and the stylish glitz of Las Vegas meet the great traditions of classic British music hall. With more songs and big-scale musical production numbers than you can point a painted lip at, the Lady Boys pay tribute to a host of stars ranging from Beyoncé, Rhianna and Nikki Minage to Gloria Gaynor, Boy George, Pitbull, Tom Jones, Queen Latifah and many more.
Throw in 450 designer-inspired, hand-sewn costumes plus the Lady Boys’ trade-mark feathers, and it’s a show that has to be seen to be believed.
The Lady Boys of Bangkok bring their euphoric bubble of laughter, beauty, glitz and music to the Eastgate Theatre on Wednesday 12 July, with shows at 5.30pm & 8pm. Tickets £20, £18, available from Box Office on 01721 725777, or online.