Review: The Lady Boys of Bangkok

The Lady Boys of Bangkok can best be described as a cross between a night in Vegas and a glimpse into a world of all things weird and wonderful. Celebrating their 20th visit to the UK the Lady Boys doesnt just promise a night of glitz and glamour but goes much further in delivering an evening of unforgettable entertainment, particularly for those who have never seen their show before.

Hailing all the way from Thailand, the Lady Boys of Bangkok consists of 16 male cabaret performers and not to mention one charming Mancunian dwarf, who appears to have become an integral part of the Lady Boys repertoire providing endless comic relief. The lady boys themselves are a bevy of scantily clad beauties of the unprecedented kind, one can’t help humoring at the fact that the beautiful girls are actually men. The show features cabaret performances that will appeal to every taste, ranging from meticulously choreographed dance routines to modern and retro pop hits. Show stealers included the hilarious Tina Turner impersonator and a choreographed Lady Gaga routine which comprised of creatively designed costumes made up of flashing neon lights. Other memorable moments include a gyrating Miss Piggy wearing rather revealing lingerie. Adding to the hilarity is the audience participation, with some unsuspecting gentlemen being harrassed all in the name of fun.

Needless to say, the catchy tunes, flashy lights and eye-catching costumes changes make for a true theatrical extravaganza, however, the entertainment factor lies in the timeless comical interludes. This is a show that doesn’t take itself seriously and is bound to have you in stitches of laughter from the beginning to end. If you are the more reserved spectator, it promises to at least leave you with a smile on your face. Be aware though, despite the all the silliness, fun and frolics the Lady Boys of Bangkok contains themes of an adult nature, so if you like your live theatre a little naughty but nice then this is the show for you.

The Lady Boys of Bangkok are currently on a nationwide tour, for tickets and dates in a town or city near you visit the official website

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